My plans for #EquityAndJustice2018 and MORE to serve YOU
DISTRICT and CAPITOL NEWS
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My proposed laws for 2018 include a continued effort to reform the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems as part of my #EquityAndJustice2018 package and reducing childhood poverty to help families and communities.
Other measures focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment, extending a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries, and providing women key health information.
These goals reflect the values of the nearly one million Los Angeles-area residents of my district. We want the same thing - to see our children and families thrive!
To view a complete list of my bills and what I hope to achieve for you prior to the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment Aug. 31, click HERE:
IN THE CAPITOL
Rest in peace, community activist Robert ‘Bob’ Manley
I recently had the honor of adjourning the Senate in memory of fellow Angeleno Robert ‘Bob’ Manley. The photo-collage below barely touches on a life spent making a difference to our community, from serving in the armed forces to becoming politically active. View my remarks HERE:
IN THE DISTRICT
From District Director to freshman Assembly member
As many of you may already know, my longtime District Director, Sydney Kamlager-Dove, recently won the election to fill the vacant Assembly seat that represents much of my Senate district. She has worked in the district serving constituents for eight years, first while I served in the Assembly beginning in 2010, then as I moved up to the Senate in 2013. Sydney brings with her institutional knowledge of the people and the issues that make up the district that will well serve constituents. As you can see below, she stood by me when I came to the Legislature in 2010, and now she’s be standing by YOU.
A Clinic for Us is a clinic for you
I had the recent pleasure to visit the Grand Opening of A Clinic for Us, a free or low-cost community-centric primary care facility in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw area in the heart of the 30th Senate District. A Clinic for Us is part of a new collaboration between the Black AIDS Institute and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center to expand and enhance affordable health care to Angelenos in the Crenshaw community.
Help us sound the alarm about fire safety
Every day seven people die in home fires. You can help Team Mitchell change that by helping install 100,000 free smoke alarms in our community.
On Saturday, May 5th, the American Red Cross will team up with fire departments, volunteers and other supporters to “Sound the Alarm” with home fire safety and smoke alarm installation in downtown Los Angeles. To volunteer to help Team Mitchell install smoke alarms please click HERE:
To obtain a free smoke alarm, click HERE or call 310-445-9914.
Culver City children, coffee - and conversation
A huge recent Friday in Culver City was spent with talented children and stimulating conversations. Thanks to staff and children of the Exceptional Children's Foundation for a memorable tour of their new headquarters. I am also grateful to those who attended my quarterly Coffee with Holly at Temple Akiba. In addition to direct concerns and needs of my district, I talked about my role as chair of the Senate Budget Committee and shared some of my priorities for 2018.
- April 26, 2018: QUE PASA LATINO VIDEO - An interview with Sen. Hollly Mitchell
- April 24, 2018: ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER EDITORIAL - In support of #EquityAndJustice bills SBs 1392 and 1393
- April 18, 2018: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWS GROUP - Keep young offenders out of state prisons
- April 17, 2018: KCRA-TV 3 SACRAMENTO - Police lobbyists get blasted by California Senate Public Safety Committee and Mitchell’s complete statement HERE:
- April 10, 2018: LA DOWNTOWN NEWS EDITORIAL - Barrier removal 'propelled by Sen. Holly Mitchell'
- April 5, 2018: LOS ANGELES TIMES - California lawmakers want to roll back some criminal sentencing laws, keep young offenders out of adult court
- April 3, 2018: LOS ANGELES TIMES: State senators condemn fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark
For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.
Holly J. Mitchell
Senator, 30th District