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VOX: California just passed a law requiring more women on boards. It matters, even if it fails.
October 3, 2018

By Emily Stewart

Women are dramatically outnumbered on the boards of directors for the...

Press Release

Senate Leader Atkins Opposes Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
September 28, 2018

Senate Leader Atkins Opposes Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore...


Senator Toni Atkins

7 hours 51 min ago
During please join me in recognizing gender-based violence, supporting survivors an…

Senator Toni Atkins

8 hours 43 min ago
Did you participate in The Great California Shake Out today? Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly from a…

Senator Toni Atkins

9 hours 8 min ago
Congratulations to Lisa Barkett, Donald Mosier and Frederick Schenk for their appointment to the 22nd District Agri…

Senator Toni Atkins

1 day 9 hours ago
Extending my condolences to Lt. Col. Seth Nehring’s loved ones. Cannot commend him enough for his bravery and servi…

Senator Toni Atkins

1 day 11 hours ago
Thank you, , for hosting a vital conversation around and bringing badly needed gender diversity…

Senator Toni Atkins

2 days 7 hours ago
RT : Happy World Food Day! We're only 2 days away until Dine Out for the Cure! this Thursday and visit on…

Senator Toni Atkins

2 days 9 hours ago
Happy National Boss Day to all bosses who support, mentor and empower their employees – and to my bosses, my consti…

Senator Toni Atkins

2 days 13 hours ago
As a former board member of and a longtime advocate for women’s health and equity, I am proud to stand…

Senator Toni Atkins

3 days 8 hours ago
Our have launched a new podcast - "Then There’s California!" Senate Democratic Caucus Members discuss…

Senator Toni Atkins

3 days 10 hours ago
Honored to meet and chat with , deputy chief of mission for the Israeli Consulate in L.A. Very nice visi…

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About Senator Atkins

Senator Toni G. AtkinsToni G. Atkins was born and raised in southwestern Virginia, the daughter of a miner and a seamstress, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

In 1985, she moved across the country to San Diego, Calif., to help care for her sister’s young son while her sister served in the U.S. Navy. In San Diego, before becoming involved in public service, she worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center. Read full bio


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