Press Releases

Holly Mitchell Appointed to Senate’s Rules and Budget Committees

January 29, 2014

“Making sure that California’s full diversity in culture and experience is reflected in government practice is a charge of the Rules Committee that I take seriously and welcome. I’m grateful that President pro tem Steinberg and my new colleagues in the Senate have entrusted me with this important opportunity to serve.”

Holly J. Mitchell bill would repeal cap on Family Aid

January 14, 2014

Mitchell introduces 1st Senate bill, SB899, to allow CalWORKs increases when families grow

"The cap makes poverty worse by forcing families to spread meager resources even thinner," maintained Senator Mitchell, sworn into the Senate in September following a special election. Her district includes parts of south Los Angeles which have high CalWORKs caseloads. "In these hard times the state shouldn't insert itself into the private reproductive and medical decisions of low-income families just because they need basic assistance for their children."

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Community Swearing-in Remarks

January 11, 2014

It’s time. It’s our time to pay forward the grace and generosity of my mentors. Let’s shift the paradigm and together begin the climb back up to the California we want to live in – the one ALL children deserve.

Statement on Vacancy in LAUSD School Board

December 17, 2013

"It is imperative that this seat not be left vacant.  There is too much at stake on behalf of the students, families and schools in District 1 to wait for an election."

CLBC Honors the Memory of Nelson Mandela

December 05, 2013
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, California Legislative Black Caucus Chair, remembered South Africa's late president: “Nelson Mandela was, in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., a true “leader-servant.” He harkened to the needs of the oppressed, blazed a trail to freedom and invited all to join in building a brighter future.”

Senator Mitchell mourns death of Marguerite LaMotte

December 05, 2013

"The passing of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte takes from our community and our schools a voice of advocacy which, for ten years, spoke passionately to the needs of students in the inner city and persuasively for the educational success of all our children. 

“Having represented South L.A. for a decade on the Board of Education, she leaves a void at Los Angeles Unified which will be difficult – and yet critical – to fill. Her work must go on.

Senator Mitchell event enrolls families in Obamacare

November 03, 2013

Covered CA’s Peter Lee promises South L.A. crowd benefits & website that work

Los Angeles – Bringing in Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee to pitch newly available healthcare coverage, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s “Obamacare Comes to You Workshop” drew nearly 200 people to Trinity Baptist Church on November 2nd.

As Holly J. Mitchell Joins Senate her Assembly Bills become Law

October 09, 2013

Governor Brown signed every Mitchell bill presented to him

LOS ANGELES - Senator Holly J. Mitchell finished her tenure in the Assembly with an impressive legislative record – every bill she authored that made it to the Governor’s desk has become law. 

Sen. Holly Mitchell urges Uninsured to sign up now for ACA benefits

October 01, 2013

South L.A. workshops planned to answer questions about eligibility and benefits

Los Angeles -- Enrollment in health care insurance established nationwide by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened October 1st and Senator Holly J. Mitchell (SD 26 – Los Angeles) is urging all Californians who lack adequate health coverage to sign up.

Holly J. Mitchell takes Oath of Office as 26th District’s new Senator

September 26, 2013

First African American woman in CA State Senate in 12 years

Sacramento – Former Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell was sworn in to the state Senate following her overwhelming victory in last week’s special election in California’s 26th Senate District.