Press Releases

December 03, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell was presented with the Community Champion Award during the 19th Annual Gala by A New Way of Life, a community service group founded by Susan Burton to help the formerly incarcerated – especially women – transition back to life. Watch, listen to Mitchel talk about the honor above.

November 27, 2017

Leadership role as ‘rookie’ budget chair cited

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has conferred Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Distinguished Legislator Award for her ‘exemplary service’ to the residents of Los Angeles County and residents statewide.

November 16, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: Positive news

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement following budget forecasts by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office:

“Fortunately, the Legislature and governor have positioned the state well with respect to its ability to withstand a mild or moderate recession,” Mitchell said. “This is an extremely positive position for the state budget.

November 13, 2017

Sacramento hearing tomorrow is last of three 2017 inequality reviews

SACRAMENTO – Nearly a dozen experts on equality and career occupations comprise the panel of speakers tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 14, as Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes a key select committee to continue her statewide review of gender inequality.

November 07, 2017

Goal of group: Helping homeless

SACRAMENTO – The Weingart Center, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that helps the homeless become self-supporting residents, has conferred Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Visionary Award for her advocacy championing programs to help those who are homeless.  

October 31, 2017

Sacramento hearing Nov. 14 is third of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will convene a key select committee to continue her review of gender inequality.

The Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality will explore the status of ‘occupational segregation’ by gender and its relation to implicit bias.  

October 19, 2017

Stakeholders on hand in support

LOS ANGELES – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell today formally praised Gov. Brown and community members for supporting their #EquityAndJustice package to reform California’s juvenile and adult justice systems.

Along with Senate Bill 355, which Brown signed in July, the new laws comprise a #EquityAndJustice package authored jointly by Lara and Mitchell and introduced last March to promote crime prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

October 17, 2017

Event to celebrate new laws protecting youth

LOS ANGELESAs part of a combined press conference and community celebration, Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell  on Thursday will review the expected impact of Gov. Brown signing six of their juvenile justice-reforms to promote rehabilitation and family cohesion.

October 16, 2017

Measures take effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Protecting foster children and reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion are among the nine new laws by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell.

“Thank you, Gov. Brown for joining our righteous fight to improve the quality of life for California children and young adults,” Mitchell said. “California minors will have more equitable and humane treatment and more opportunities to thrive.”

October 12, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to speed up placements for children in foster care by repealing and streamlining redundant criminal-history restrictions for prospective care givers.