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Family Grant Limit Drives up Child Poverty

May 02, 2016

Female lawmakers float package of bills seeking pay equity, child care funding

A package of proposals unveiled Thursday by female lawmakers would help women in California achieve equitable pay and expand family-leave job protections, as well as earmark more state funds for child care and for helping children on welfare.

Mitchell commends Alameda County on ending juvenile probation fees

April 07, 2016


Thousands of low-income Alameda County families will no longer have to pay juvenile probation and public defender fees. On March 29, 2016 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to impose an immediate moratorium on all fees charged to parents and guardians with children in the juvenile justice system.

Easter Seals 2016 Legislative Awardee: Holly J. Mitchell

March 14, 2016


California-based Easter Seals affiliates have named two Southern California Legislators as Legislative award honorees. State Senator Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, is a recipient of the Easter Seals 2016 Senate Leadership Award and Assembly Member Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, is a recipient of the Easter Seals 2016 Assembly Leadership Award. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, March 15, in Sacramento, at the organization's annual Legislative Awards.