March 22, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell named recipient of inaugural Willie L. Brown, Jr., award

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.

CABL presented its new award as part of the group’s 40th anniversary celebration during a special reception earlier this week.

Brown, 83, served more than 30 years in the Assembly, including 15 years as Speaker. He later served as mayor of San Francisco.

CABL is a statewide organization serving more than 6,000 attorneys and judges statewide.  CABL held its first meeting in 1977 with a goal to change the face of the judiciary and influence the course of life for African Americans.  More information can be found at http://calblacklawyers.org/about-cabl/history/

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. More at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell

MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Sotero

Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell

www.sen.ca.gov/Mitchell