Welcome

Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the representative for the 30th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community.

Holly Mitchell 
Representing the 30th District

Latest In the News

KPCC: Advocates for California's poor disappointed with Governor's budget

May 19, 2015

Advocates for the state's poor and disabled said Governor Jerry Brown's revised budget doesn't do enough to help the state's most vulnerable.

Source: http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/05/18/51786/advocates-for-cas-poor-disappo...

LA Daily News: California reforms to cut use of foster care psych meds will cost millions

May 19, 2015

California will have to invest millions of dollars to better protect its 63,000 foster children from the excessive use of powerful psychiatric medications in a state where prescribing physicians, caregivers and the courts have long supported the drugging of as many as 1 in 4 foster teens.

Source: http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150518/california-reforms-to-c...

Latest Press Releases

Progress On Child Poverty Must Happen This Year

May 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Governor’s May Revise, State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

“Children should not be forced to live in poverty. The Governor’s May Revise budget provides no additional help to lift children and families out of deep poverty despite an unexpected increase in state revenue of $6.7 billion.”

Senate approves Mitchell call for state law to end misuse of the L word: Lynching

May 18, 2015

Sacramento — SB 629, a measure to correct an obsolete reference to the term “lynching” in California’s penal code by deleting it has been approved without dissent by California’s Senate.

Latest In My Own Words

LA Daily News: Why grand juries are wrong for officer-involved shootings

May 07, 2015

By Holly J. Mitchell

We are at a critical juncture in terms of how we look at, implement and advocate for criminal and restorative justice. This reality plays out no more ominously than when a grand jury is called to evaluate a death resulting from shooting or the use of excessive force — and the accused is an officer. To the public which has witnessed these incidents, the outcome of a grand jury proceeding can seem inexplicable, and at worst, unjust.

Source: http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20150507/why-grand-juries-are-wrong-for...

Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 25, 2014

"I am deeply troubled by the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. But I am not surprised, indeed I doubt that few Americans are — and that is a tragedy almost as worrying, almost as painful as this death of yet another African American male at the hands of law enforcement in the United States.