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California State Senate Approves Historic Legislation and Funding to Protect the Environment
September 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate once again demonstrated its commitment to addressing climate change and protecting our...

Press Release

State Makes Funding Available to Communities to Combat Homelessness
September 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced that the state Business, Consumer...

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Senate Leader Atkins’ Gender Recognition Act Takes Effect
September 4, 2018

State Courts Unveil Online Help Center for Californians Applying for Name or Gender Change

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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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