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California's Future: the State of the State Address

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(Sacramento) - California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) is pleased with Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State Speech. However, Assemblymember Bonta, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee and the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, says we need to do more to ensure the safety of our citizens, especially in our most vulnerable neighborhoods.

"Today, Governor Brown shared his vision for California's future. I believe we should start by keeping our children and our communities safe. Oakland was home to 89 murders last year-among the highest rates in the state. We must end these heart-rending killings of our youth and our community members. In response, today I introduced a bill to stem the flow of firearms onto our streets. I also strongly believe that our zip codes shouldn't dictate our destiny. That's why I authored AB 1644 to combat one of the greatest public health crises of our time: adverse childhood experiences and trauma."

Assemblymember Bonta made these comments immediately after Governor Brown delivered his annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the State Legislature.

Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear more of Assemblymember Bonta's remarks.

Assemblymember Bonta: It’s Your Money…Get It.

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(Sacramento) – The Earned Income Tax Credit could put money in your pocket. Qualified working families could get a tax credit of up to $2600. Watch this Public Service Announcement from Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) to learn more about the EITC program.

Asambleísta Bonta: Es su dinero...Pídalo.

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(Sacramento) – El Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo o EITC podría poner dinero en su bolsillo. Las familias que califican obtienen un crédito tributario de hasta $2600 dólares. Revise el siguiente Anuncio de Servicio Público del asambleísta Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) y entérese de cómo trabaja el programa de EITC.

Effort to Document Disparities in the API Community Will Continue

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(San Francisco) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) says he’s proud to have authored Assembly Bill 176, which would have uncovered many of the social, economic, and educational disparities in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. “This bill started from a simple but powerful idea,” said Assemblymember Bonta during a news conference in San Francisco’s Chinatown. “There are more than 23 distinct communities within the Asian American population and 19 within the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population. Each of these API communities has different health and educational outcomes and needs.” AB 176 passed the Assembly and Senate with just one dissenting vote so Assemblymember Bonta says he was surprised and disappointed that it was not signed by the Governor. Here’s more from Assemblymember Bonta in this Assembly Access video.

Keeping College Affordable for the Middle Class

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(Sacramento) – Making sure middle class kids can afford a higher education is the purpose of California’s Middle Class Scholarship program. The MCS program provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses. Learn more in this Public Service Announcement from Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland).

Cash for College Workshops

Alameda High School
2201 Encinal Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Date: 1/13/2016
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Encinal High School
210 Central Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Date: 1/12/2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy
1009 66th Ave
Oakland, CA 94621
Date: 2/2/2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Beyond Emancipation
675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94621
Date: 1/9/2016
Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Coliseum College Prep Academy
1390 66th Ave
Oakland, CA 94621
Date: 1/20/2016
Time: 5 – 8 pm

Castlemont High School
8610 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605
Date: 2/2/2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Fremont High School
4610 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, CA 94601
Date: 1/28/2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Life Academy High School
2101 35th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
Date: 1/26/2016
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

MetWest High School
314 E. 10th St
Oakland, CA 94606
Date: 1/27/2016
Time: 6 – 8:30 pm

Oakland High School
1023 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94610
Date: 2/11/2016
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Skyline High School
12250 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Date: 1/26/2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

McClymonds High School
2607 Myrtle St
Oakland, CA 94607
Date: 1/25/2016
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Envision Academy of Arts & Technology
1515 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94612
Date: 2/5/2016
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Lighthouse Community Charter School
444 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621
Date: 1/21/2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Lionel Wilson College Prep Academy
400 105th Ave
Oakland, CA 94603
Date: 2/3/2016
Time: 5:30 – 8 pm

San Leandro High School
2200 Bancroft Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
Date: 2/4/2016
Time: 6 – 8 pm

First of its Kind Coal Divestment Measure Approved

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) presented Senate Bill 185 (authored by Senator President pro Tempore Kevin De León) to the full Assembly. The measure, which requires California’s public pension funds (CalSTRS and CalPERS) to divest from holdings in thermal coal, passed on a 43-27 vote and has been sent to the Governor. “Coal is the fuel of the past and it’s no longer a wise investment for our pensioners,” said Assemblymember Bonta. “I’m pleased that my colleagues agree: it’s time to move on from this dirty energy source.” If signed into law, SB 185 would be the first measure of its kind nationwide. CalPERS and CalSTRS are the largest public pension funds in the nation, with $292 billion and $191 billion in assets, respectively, as of August 2015. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Assemblymember Bonta Reports Another Successful Budget Which Focuses On Our Future

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(Sacramento) – For the fifth consecutive year, California lawmakers passed an on-time, fiscally responsible budget. California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) is happy to report that the Golden State’s new budget focuses on our future by helping a new generation of Californians through more funding for higher education, early childhood learning and so much more. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Bonta discuss some of his priorities this budget accomplishes.

Assemblymember Bonta Wants to Recognize Filipino Farm Labor Leader, Larry Itliong

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Assemblymember Bonta Commemorates Filipino History Month and Inaugural Larry Itliong Day

(Sacramento, CA) – October 25th marks the birthdate of California and Filipino farm labor hero, Larry Itliong, whose contributions to the farm labor movement will now be recognized in California with an annual day of recognition. Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) explained why he authored AB 7 to ensure that all Californians are aware of the important role Itliong played in the rich and vibrant collective history of our state. “Larry Itliong was one of the greatest labor organizers and leaders in California history,” Bonta explained. “He was a hero not only to the Filipino American community, but to all Californians and Americans who fought and continue to fight for socioeconomic and racial justice in our state and nation. By signing AB 7, Governor Brown guaranteed that Itliong’s work and legacy of fighting for justice, opportunity, and equality will be properly honored for generations to come.”

Visit AB 7 to read the full text of the bill.

Protecting the CaliforniaVoting Rights Act

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(Sacramento) – On the day before the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) took part in a news conference on the State Capitol steps to discuss legislation aimed at increasing voter turnout, protecting California’s voters and its election process.  Assemblymember Bonta co-authored Assembly Bill 182. It expands the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 to allow challenges to district-based elections. “The California Voting Rights Act of 2001 was intended to protect the right of every Californian to elect a candidate of his or her choice,” said Assemblymember Bonta. “Oftentimes, when cities implement district-based elections, those elections dilute the voting strength of minorities and frustrate the purpose of the Act.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Improving Student Achievement, Health Through Improvements to School Breakfast

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(Sacramento) – With a single piece of legislation, AB 1240, state legislators took a bold step today to boost academic performance, revitalize California’s limited school breakfast program and more effectively manage existing funding. AB 1240, introduced by Assemblymembers  Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for  practical fixes to improve access to the  school breakfast program and ensure more students start their school day well-nourished and ready to learn. 

“Even students with the best teachers and curriculum will struggle to learn if they come to school hungry,” said Assemblymember Rob Bonta. “Research has consistently shown that hungry kids can’t focus at school, making it difficult for them to be productive and engaged students. By giving students the basic opportunity to nourish themselves and thrive in a positive educational environment, AB 1240 offers a simple solution to help address California’s achievement gap.”

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