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March 17, 2017: THINKPROGRESS.Org - California lawmakers are fighting fees that trap kids in the juvenile justice system

March 17, 2017

Kids and their families are drowning in debt

By Carimah Townes

When kids in California enter the juvenile justice system, their families can end up owing thousands of dollars for court and detention fees, even if they have no ability to pay. While several counties stopped collecting the fees in the past year, a state senate committee is convening next week to consider whether or not all expenses imposed on juveniles and their guardians should be cut statewide.

March 16, 2017: EAST BAY TIMES - No, California has not made child prostitution legal

March 16, 2017

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A harmful paradox existed in California law: Raping a child was sexual abuse, yet when someone paid to rape them, the child was arrested and detained.

March 13, 2017: CHANGING THE FACE OF POWER - Featuring Sen. Holly J. Mitchell

March 14, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell is a mom, state senator, and social justice advocate. Mitchell shares her story of how she uses her platform to be a champion for working families across the state of California. To listen to Mitchell, click HERE:


March 9, 2017: LOS ANGELES TIMES - A state single-payer healthcare system? Nice idea, but it's just California dreaming

March 09, 2017


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By George Skelton

Voters want politicians to be bold. They disrespect timidity. And trying to push every Californian into a government-run healthcare system is certifiably bold.The voters’ desire for boldness has a caveat, of course: They’ve got to like what the politician is being bold about.

March 9, 2017: FOX-TV SACRAMENTO - Politicians Hold Panel to Improve Womens Right’s on International Women’s Day

March 09, 2017

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By Rina Nakano

SACRAMENTO -- From work conditions, wage gaps and voting rights, in the last century, women around the world have fought for equality.

"We've come a long way but we still have a lot of work to do," Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said. She is also the Chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus.

March 8, 2017: KNX NEWS RADIO LOS ANGELES - Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talks about implicit bias against women

March 08, 2017

Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles talk to KNX NewsRadio about implicit bias against women during a special convening of policymakers at her Select Committee on Women and Inequality. Then watch a video of a Women's rally as Mitchell narates at the link below.