(Sacramento) -- Surrounded by medical students, members of the California Medical Association and other lawmakers, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), called on the State Legislature to pass Assembly Bill 1176. The bill would create additional residency slots in underserved communities to immediately increase access to care and prevent physicians from being forced to leave California to complete their clinical training after graduating from medical school. "Californians are depending on the Legislature to make certain that they have access to quality health care with implementation of the Affordable Care Act," said Assemblymember Bonta. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) talked about his legislation, Assembly Bill 187, during a recent appearance on the Comcast Newsmakers program. AB 187 would place a tax on the sale of ammunition in California with the proceeds going to a high-crime prevention fund that would be used in targeted areas suffering from high violent crime rates. He also addressed his AB 174 which would eliminate the “grandfather” clause in many gun control laws. According to the state Justice Department, 77, 103 Californians own more than 166-thousand grandfathered assault weapons.
Sacramento - Cesar Chavez fought for farmworkers rights, becoming a voice for the voiceless and laying the groundwork for the improved conditions in the fields. In this PSA, California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) remembers Chavez’s legacy, and hopes it is an inspiration to continue the work he started. Learn more about Chavez in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) - February is Black History Month. To commemorate this important part of our nation’s past, California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) takes a look at California’s contribution to Black history and shines the spotlight Colonel Allen Allensworth in this public service announcement. Learn more about this heroic African American from California, in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) was optimistic about the Governor’s vision for California laid out in his State of the State Address. As a parent, Assemblymember Bonta is heartened by the Governor’s commitment to investing in our students and public education. Assemblymember Bonta wished that the Governor had addressed the issue of neighborhood crime and public safety, which is one of Bonta’s top priorities. Hear more in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) – Many families in California may think that college is out of reach for their students. California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) wants to let those students know that Cal Grants can help them achieve their dreams of a college education. In this public service announcement, Assemblymember Bonta encourages students and their families to apply for Cal Grants and reminds them that the deadline for applications is March 2. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) – An historic freshman class of 39 new California State Assemblymembers were seated at the State Capitol for the 2013-14 session. Newly sworn-in Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) was excited to start working to build a better California. Assemblymember Bonta’s top priorities include public education, public safety, social services and the economy. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.