Press Releases

June 15, 2016

Legislative Women’s Caucus

State Budget Press Conference & Rally

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11am

East side of Capitol



Good morning

I stand before you pleased that 2016 is the year we finally say good-bye to a rule that has been dubbed in the press as “California’s Worst Law.”

June 08, 2016

Contact: Charles Stewart
213/745-6656 o 310/251-4567 cel

Governing Institute and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation Select California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell as Lois M. DeBerry Scholarship Recipient
Annual Scholarship Funds Women in Government Leadership Program Participant

June 06, 2016

Contact: Charles Stewart
213/745-6656 o 310/251-4567 cell


Sen. Holly J. Mitchell questions Jasmine Richards conviction on old “lynch” law

On July 1 of last year, Governor Brown signed SB 629, a bill that I introduced  to delete the law’s use of the term ‘lynching’ to define the crime of unlawfully removing someone from police custody.

May 13, 2016



May 13, 2016
Contact: Charles Stewart
213-745-6656 office 310-251-4567 cell

Press Statement


Senator Holly J. Mitchell responds to Governor’s new budget


April 05, 2016

Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test

April 05, 2016

CONTACT: Zaineb Mohammed, or 510-285-8236

Sacramento, CA – Today, a bill authored by Senator Holly Mitchell to repeal ineffective sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee.

January 06, 2016

Sen. Holly Mitchell unveils initiative for housing the homeless

Joins state and local officials in calling for an end to homelessness in California

December 15, 2015

Let’s keep L.A.’s school children safe!


"Today, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Ramon Cortines closed all schools in the District in response to a credible threat of violence received late last night. Every school campus is being searched. LAUSD gave a televised update at 10 am, promising to continue to do so every half-hour for the remainder of the day.

November 25, 2015

The LAO Fiscal Outlook released November 18 contains hope. Their main scenario indicates $2 Billion is available for additional investment after meeting reserve requirements . The misery caused by our lack of investment is masked in this report  but is crystal clear in my District and across California. 

September 09, 2015


SACRAMENTO — A measure to protect students from being relegated to less challenging mathematics classes – even though they meet the academic requirements for those courses – was approved today by the State Assembly and is one step closer to becoming state law.

August 11, 2015

Sacramento - Almost exactly one year after a Ferguson, MO. police officer was accused of killing unarmed black teen Michael Brown, Governor Jerry Brown announced his signing of SB 227 authored by state Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D- Los Angeles) into law.