Los Angeles, CA – California Democratic Party (CADEM) Chair Rusty Hicks issued the following statement on the appointment of Rob Bonta as California’s first Filipino American Attorney General:

CADEM congratulates Rob Bonta on the appointment as California’s first Filipino American Attorney General. Bonta has played a key role in leading the fight for a more equitable justice system.

At an early age, Bonta watched as his parents joined Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta as organizers of the United Farm Workers of America. As an attorney, Bonta carried the legacy of his family by working pro-bono to protect Californians against racial injustice. Throughout his career, he has paved the way for all communities – serving as the first Filipino American in the State Legislature, fighting on the forefront against corporate greed, standing up to for-profit prisons, and working to tackle climate change.