Press Releases

January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s final State of the State address:

“Today’s final State of the State address by our one-of-a-kind Governor included many of the hallmarks of his extraordinary leadership – the dry humor, the impressive intellect, the fierce resistance to federal policies that would take California backward, and the steadfast commitment to serving and protecting our taxpayers.

January 10, 2018

Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year:

January 9, 2018

Guest Press Release

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the Senate Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to select Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) the next President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, succeeding Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). President pro Tempore-designee Atkins will be formally elected on the Senate floor and take office on March 21st, 2018.

Senate President pro Tempore de León released the following statement on today’s vote:

December 7, 2017

Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on the transition of leadership in the state Senate:

“Today, I am humbled by the trust my colleagues have placed in me, and I intend to earn that trust every day by working tirelessly and inclusively to keep California a place of opportunity for everyone. 

October 16, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill will also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their gender.

October 14, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 230, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will allow victims of sex slavery to confront their traffickers in court and help prevent others from being violently abused.

October 13, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed two pieces of healthcare legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), bringing the number of her bills signed to nine.

October 12, 2017

Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) reacted with the following statement regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of a package of bills that fulfills some of the top priorities of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

October 11, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 625, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will reestablish the “honorable discharge” program for juvenile offenders who have completed supervision and have demonstrated an ability to be successful.

October 10, 2017

Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today made the following statement regarding the wildfires that are currently ravaging parts of California:

“As I witness the wildfires burning across California, I can’t help but vividly recall the devastating San Diego wildfires of 2003 and 2007, when I served on the City Council, and my heart goes out to the communities throughout the state that are facing the same danger today. This is a lesson that fires don’t discriminate—they affect communities from our prized wine country to the rural areas in the Sierra foothills.