Press Releases

April 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2017) -- Watch and listen to a recap of a recent health forum hosted by Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ed Hernandez.


April 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 26, 2017) -- Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Committee, talk about Senate Bill 562 before it was approved by the Senate Health Committee on a 5-2 vote.

April 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell, joint authors of a package of criminal justice-reform bills, answer asked tough questions while explaining the need for more rational thinking to save at-risk youths from the cradle-to-prison pipeline. Lara, D-Bell Gardens, chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee; Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chairs the Senate Budget Committee.

April 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the importance of Sexual Violence Awareness Month and Denim Day by clicking on the link below. Watch Mitchell make a similar floor statement here:


April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 24, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, took to the Senate Floor today to talk about the need to support Senate Resolution 31, a measure that declares April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Wednesday, April 26, as Denim Day California.

April 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2017) -- Watch, listen to the hearing called by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality, by clicking on the link above.

April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the appointment of former-Sen. Isadore Hall, III's appointment to the Agriculture Labor Relations Board, which was confirmed today by the California Senate 25-13.


April 20, 2017

Los Angeles hearing Friday is second of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Persistent wage inequality and its relation to implicit bias and its impact on women, the work place and in life will be highlighted Friday when Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to work on gender inequality.

April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 19, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, center, is joined by three rising political stars as they join her for the videorecording of a message advancing an upcoming Beverly Hills community forum on sex trafficking. Joining Mitchell, from left, are Tricia Robbins Kasson of Sherman Oaks; Tracie Stafford of Elk Grove; and Gertrude Smith of Seaside. The three women spent part of the day shadowing Mitchell, D-Los Angles, as members of the 2017 class of a program called Emerge California, a program to help train women for a future in politics.

April 18, 2017

Last of #EquityAndJustice measures passes initial policy test

SACRAMENTO – Less than a month after introduction, the last bill in a package of sweeping reforms of how California treats youths and young adults today passed its initial policy test.