Press Releases

March 29, 2017

On Monday, April 3, 2017, we welcome the GALA girls and chaperones to join in our celebration of California Women and Girls in STEM week.  With the adoption of the Senate and Assembly Resolutions, the State of California encourages all citizens and community organizations to support the observance of California Women and Girls in STEM Week by encouraging and celebrating women in the STEM fields. The Assembly declares April 2, 2017 to April 8, 2017, inclusive, as Women and Girls in STEM week.

March 28, 2017

First five measures pass initial policy tests

SACRAMENTO – Nine days after introducing a comprehensive bill package to reform California’s criminal justice system for juveniles and young adults, five of the measures have passed their initial policy tests.

The latest action came today as the Senate Public Safety Committee approved bills to eliminate court fees on those found innocent and to keep records sealed on those not convicted of a crime.

March 28, 2017

Join the Senate health leader, budget chair and members of the California Legislative Women's Caucus for a discussion on What's at Stake for Women's Health

SACRAMENTO – California has long embraced policies and programs that protect and expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care. As a result, health outcomes have improved, public dollars have been saved, and teen birth and abortion rates in our state are at their lowest in decades.

March 24, 2017

Honor highlights ‘outstanding contributions’  

LOS ANGELES – The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce late last night presented Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its annual Public Service Award in recognition of her efforts to help small businesses in California’s largest city.

March 22, 2017

Award marks 40th anniversary of California Association of Black Lawyers

SACRAMENTO – The California Association of Black Lawyers has named Sen. Holly J. Mitchell recipient of its inaugural “Willie L. Brown, Jr., Advocacy Award,” the president of the group said today.

“Sen. Mitchell has displayed an unparalleled commitment to diversity, justice and the community,” Camille Townsend said. “The organization unanimously agrees that Sen. Mitchell embodies the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Advocacy Award.

March 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's comments by clicking on the link below. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, made the remarks during a press conference today by a coalition of African American legislative and community leaders to show strength and unity in response to pending actions and policy positions taken by the federal government. Mitchell and the leaders support a resolution to be voted on by lawmakers that directly addresses the issues of healthcare, immigration, and worker protection.

March 21, 2017

Measure by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell passes initial policy test

SACRAMENTO – Barely 24 hours after its formal unveiling, a Senate policy committee today approved an increasingly popular plan to help keep young children out of jail and end unreasonable fees on families of incarcerated children.

March 20, 2017

Measures authored by Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell

SACRAMENTO – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell today introduced a package of bills to keep young children out of the juvenile justice system and fix longstanding inequity for youth and adults.

The two Los Angeles-area Senate leaders are joint authors on bills that together seek major justice reforms for juveniles and adults.

March 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell will hold a press conference on Monday, March 20, at a Sacramento elementary school to discuss a package of bills aimed at keeping young children out of the juvenile justice system and fixing inequity for youth and adults.

They will also kick off the 50th anniversary marking the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that extended Miranda rights to young people accused of crimes.

March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO (March 13, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles, chair of the powerful Senate Budget Committee, took to the Senate Floor in support of Senate Resolution 26 to warn residents about the potential impact pending GOP-backed cuts may have  on health insurance nationwide. Watch, listen to Mitchell by clicking on the YouTube link in the center of the screen above.