Press Releases

April 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s report to address wildfires and climate change:

“I commend Governor Newsom for putting forward his vision for addressing wildfires and how California can meet its ambitious climate change goals. His report is thorough, substantive and well-researched. As legislators, we will continue to address these critical issues – as we did last year with Senate Bill 901. 

March 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymember Todd Gloria and San Diego’s leading environmental and labor advocates united on Friday to detail legislation that will protect key environmental and labor standards from attacks by the Trump administration.

March 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) applauded today’s announcement by the California Department of Housing and Community Development that San Diego County was awarded $40 million in grant funding through the No Place Like Home program.

March 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins; Assembly Member Todd Gloria; San Diego City Councilmembers Georgette Gómez (President), Jennifer Campbell and Chris Ward; Carlsbad City Councilmember Cori Schumacher; Chula Vista City Councilmember Stephen C. Padilla; and Encinitas City Councilmember Joe Mosca issued the following statement calling on San Diego Unified School District Board Trustee Kevin Beiser to resign:

March 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s terrorist attack on Linwood and Al Noor Mosque worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand:

March 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom to impose an indefinite moratorium on carrying out the death penalty:

“Personally, I commend Governor Newsom for having the courage and the conviction to take this important step.

March 11, 2019

California Senate Leader Toni Atkins, along with Senator Ben Hueso, and Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, invites you to a lively community forum on the state budget and how it works for the San Diego region.

March 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the University of California that student tuition would not increase.

March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert on the Stephon Clark investigation.

“My heart goes out to Stephon Clark’s family for their tremendous loss. We owe it to them and others to deliver on a use-of-force model for California and the nation going forward.

February 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Trump Administration will bar groups that provide abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding.