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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.


March 7, 2017: THE CALIFORNIA REPORT/KQED-NPR - Bill Would Stop Charging Parents for Juvenile Hall Detention

March 07, 2017


In California right now, if a kid gets arrested and put in juvenile hall, parents often get charged for the cost of detaining them. Now, a state Senate bill by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, aims to eliminate the fines, which youth advocates call unjust. Reporter: Sukey Lewis

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March 2, 2017: LOS ANGELES TIMES: Anti-poverty warrior (Holly Mitchell) will help shape California's budget

March 02, 2017

By John Myers

State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) has made a name for herself by being a dogged crusader for the poor — even if that involves calling out fellow Democrats.