Press Releases

April 24, 2017: Sen. Holly Mitchell on why wearing jeans is no crime

April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 24, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, took to the Senate Floor today to talk about the need to support Senate Resolution 31, a measure that declares April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Wednesday, April 26, as Denim Day California.

April 21, 2017: Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's three-hour hearing on Women and Inequality

April 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2017) -- Watch, listen to the hearing called by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality, by clicking on the link above.

April 20, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on the appointment of former-Sen. Isadore Hall III's appointment to the ALRB

April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the appointment of former-Sen. Isadore Hall, III's appointment to the Agriculture Labor Relations Board, which was confirmed today by the California Senate 25-13.

 

April 20, 2017: UPDATED - Tomorrow's wage inequality hearing in Los Angeles includes review of implicit bias and its impact on women

April 20, 2017

Los Angeles hearing Friday is second of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Persistent wage inequality and its relation to implicit bias and its impact on women, the work place and in life will be highlighted Friday when Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to work on gender inequality.

April 19, 2017: Discouraging sex trafficking

April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 19, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, center, is joined by three rising political stars as they join her for the videorecording of a message advancing an upcoming Beverly Hills community forum on sex trafficking. Joining Mitchell, from left, are Tricia Robbins Kasson of Sherman Oaks; Tracie Stafford of Elk Grove; and Gertrude Smith of Seaside. The three women spent part of the day shadowing Mitchell, D-Los Angles, as members of the 2017 class of a program called Emerge California, a program to help train women for a future in politics.

April 18, 2017: Measure to end wasteful incarceration passes key policy committee

April 18, 2017

Last of #EquityAndJustice measures passes initial policy test

SACRAMENTO – Less than a month after introduction, the last bill in a package of sweeping reforms of how California treats youths and young adults today passed its initial policy test.

April 17, 2017: Spotlight on wage inequality subject of second Sen. Holly J. Mitchell hearing on implicit bias and its impact on women

April 17, 2017

Los Angeles hearing Friday is second of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Persistent wage inequality and its relation to implicit bias and its impact on women, the work place and in life will be highlighted Friday when Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to work on gender inequality.

April 6, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of Senate Budget Committee, on passage today of transportation bill

April 06, 2017

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talk about today's vote on SB 1, the transportation funding bill.

April 4, 2017: Plan to set age 12 as minimum for prosecution passes key policy committee

April 04, 2017

First six of seven reform measures pass initial policy tests

SACRAMENTO – Supporters of sweeping reforms of how California’s criminal justice system treats youths and young adults won another round today as the sixth measure in a seven-bill package that has passed its initial policy review.

In addition, a companion measure that had been referred to a second policy committee for review won approval for the second time in as many weeks.

April 3, 2017: Sen. Holly Mitchell praises the roles girls and women play

April 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 3, 2017) -- To watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the importance of California women and girls in STEM week click on the link above. Mitchell also gave special thanks to Toyota for sponsoring the girls’ flights.