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SACRAMENTO (March 27, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, right, waits in anticipation as Ronald S. Cohen, president and CEO of the ARC-United Cerebral Palsy Colllaboration of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties presents her with the group's annual Legislative Courage Award for the second consecutive year. "She's been there for us," Cohen said moments before and about 300 members honored Mitchell at a hotel near the Capitol. "She feels our pain; she's walked in our shoes. She gets it." According to the plaque: "Thank you for your courageous defiance fighting against policies that harm people with developmental disabilities and their families." (Photo by Ray Sotero).