Press Releases

September 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement about the California State University Board of Trustees’ appointment of Dr. Joseph I. Castro to serve as CSU Chancellor:

September 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the death of native San Diegan Charles Morton, 39, a firefighter who died while battling the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest:

September 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

 

“We have lost a major force of our time. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a tireless advocate for justice, a brilliant legal mind, and an outstanding role model for generations of people. Like millions of Americans, I join Justice Ginsburg’s family in mourning her devastating loss, and honoring her legacy of feminism, equality, and progress.”

September 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement today regarding efforts to continue pursuing legislation that would restrict officers from returning to duty after being fired or disciplined for serious misconduct:

 

August 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO – With the constitutional deadline of August 31 fast approaching, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) praised an agreement reached today to protect Californians from evictions and foreclosures.

August 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding the remainder of Senate session and remote voting:

 

August 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding a positive test of COVID-19 within the Senate:

August 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the Judicial Council of California’s decision to extend emergency rules on evictions and foreclosures to September 1, 2020:

July 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on the Senate’s implementation of remote voting under certain circumstances:

“In these unprecedented times, the Senate has to be able to do the people’s business in a way that protects the health of members, staff, and the public, and is consistent with our Constitution.

July 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the White House memorandum that seeks to exclude immigrants from the 2020 Census count: