Press Releases

April 30, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell speaks in support of Senate Resolution 101 and the 50th Anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign. An excerpt: "It's clear 50 years later that we haven't been able fully and thoroughly and fairly and equitably address systemic poverty.  It's something the fifth-largest economy in the world continues to struggle with."                   

 

April 24, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: CalWORKS bill would help children thrive

SACRAMENTO – A key policy panel today approved a plan to help end childhood deep poverty by modestly raising cash grants for eligible working-class families.

April 23, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, today spoke in support of SR 107 commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. "We must be sensitive to all those who are forced to flee their home country and come to America," Mitchell said. "It’s our responsibility to accept and acknowledge everyone to the land of the free." To watch and listen to her remarks, click on the link above.

April 19, 2018

During today's Senate Floor session, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell made the following remarks during an Adjourn in Memory ceremony for Nancy McFadden, a former chief of staff to Gov. Jerry Brown who died recently after a battle against cancer.

April 18, 2018

Senate measure would extend film-tax program through 2025

SACRAMENTO – A bill to extend a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries today passed its first policy hurdle.

April 17, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, co-author of SB 1421 to release certain law enforcement records, talk about why law enforcement needs to wake up by clicking on the link above.

April 16, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about how the ocean, and surfing, especially by those touched by the criminal justice system, can bring people together.

 

April 11, 2018

Here are Senate budget chair’s legislative priorities for 2018

SACRAMENTO – Proposed laws for 2018 by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell include continuing to reform the juvenile justice system and reducing childhood poverty to help families and communities.

Other measures focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment, continuing film tax credits and providing women key health information.  

April 10, 2018

Senate panel approves bill addressing delays, financial hardships   

Plan to improve foster care placements sails through first policy review

SACRAMENTO – A key Senate policy panel today approved a plan to fix unintended delays and financial hardships in a new statewide program for placing individuals with foster caregivers.  

April 09, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell adjourning the California Senate today in memory of Angeleno Robert “Bob” Manley. For more, see his Manley's bio, attached below.