Press Releases

June 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizations, which overrules federal constitutional protections regarding the right to abortion:

June 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions passed SB 1375, a bill authored by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) to clarify existing law that allows nurse practitioners meeting specified criteria to practice without physician supervision, including first trimester abortion care.

June 20, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement following the California State Senate passing SCA 10, a constitutional amendment to explicitly provide for the fundamental constitutional right to abortion and contraception, by a 29-7 vote today:

June 15, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) is recognizing Zero8Hundred, an organization whose mission is to ease the transition from military into civilian life, as the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for the 39th Senate District.

The San Diego region is home to one of the largest concentrations of military in the nation, with over 111,000 active duty service members and 245,000 veterans. More than 16,000 service members transition out of active duty each year, and over a third of them stay in the San Diego area.

June 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement following the Legislature’s passage of the 2022-23 state budget bill:

June 9, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Elected leaders, reproductive justice organizations, advocates, and allies are vocalizing support for the constitutional amendment to protect abortion and contraception introduced on Wednesday, June 8 by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego).

 

June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), voted to approve three new appointments.

June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), along with Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Legislative colleagues, and in partnership with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and NARAL Pro-Choice California announced today that SCA 10 – an explicit constitutional right to abortion and contraceptives – has been introduced in the California State Senate.

June 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and Senate and Assembly Budget Committee Chairs, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), announced a Legislative budget agreement that will deliver prosperity and strengthen the future by putting California’s wealth to work.

May 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO - SB 1020, the Clean Energy, Jobs, and Affordability Act of 2022 passed the Senate today by a vote of 30 to 8. The legislation will enhance the state’s ability to meet the urgent challenges of climate change, adaptation, and resiliency through an equitable lens. It is authored by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Merced), and Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles).