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STATEMENT: Californians’ Safety Remains Top Priority of California Senate
November 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Responding to calls on Governor Gavin Newsom to convene the Legislature in an effort to address the current wildfire...

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STATEMENT: California Won’t Back Away from Climate Change Policies, Despite U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement
November 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement following the announcement today...

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California Senate to Examine Power Shutoffs, Develop Action Plan as Part of Nov. 18 Hearing
November 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s...

  • Senator Atkins with Governor Newsom

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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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