Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) made the following statement after his AB 2498 passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee with strong bipartisan support.
Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), author of AB 1726, the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (the AHEAD Act), issued the following statement today after holding press conferences in Oakland and Sacramento to call for accurate data collection for all API subgroups.
The AHEAD Act Reveals Critical Health and Education Data for API Ethnic Subgroups
(Sacramento, CA) – Today Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced that his legislation to uncover disparities within California's diverse Asian Pacific Islander (API) population has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee. AB 1726, the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (AHEAD Act) will ensure the collection of data related to health outcomes and educational achievement for API Subgroups.
"Each of our diverse communities has unique social, economic, and educational needs that must be addressed differently," said Bonta. "Instead of lumping many API communities together under the catch-all 'other Asian' category, the AHEAD Act would identify API subgroups that are being left behind."
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that AB 1695, “The Stop Illegal Gun Sales Act,” cleared a critical policy hurdle by passing the Assembly Public Safety committee with a vote of 5-2.
Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) joined immigrant, civil rights, and labor groups for a news conference to unveil legislation to address controversial deportation tactics by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that continue to thrust local law enforcement into the role of federal deportation agents.
(Sacramento, CA) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today presented on the Assembly floor one bill in a sweeping package to reduce smoking and fight tobacco-related diseases.
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