Press Releases

October 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to help San Diego families impacted by the financial hardships heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Congressman Scott Peters (D-San Diego), and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) joined with community partners today to distribute thousands of free USDA food boxes and masks to those in need.

October 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding the appointment of Justice Martin J. Jenkins to the California Supreme Court:

September 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Veterans Village of San Diego Stand Down donation drive will be held on one day, Friday October 9 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

September 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and take action on additional measures to reduce demand for fossil fuel in California:

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: