Press Releases

May 13, 2016



May 13, 2016
Contact: Charles Stewart
213-745-6656 office 310-251-4567 cell

Press Statement


Senator Holly J. Mitchell responds to Governor’s new budget


April 05, 2016

Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test

April 05, 2016

CONTACT: Zaineb Mohammed, or 510-285-8236

Sacramento, CA – Today, a bill authored by Senator Holly Mitchell to repeal ineffective sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee.

January 06, 2016

Sen. Holly Mitchell unveils initiative for housing the homeless

Joins state and local officials in calling for an end to homelessness in California

December 15, 2015

Let’s keep L.A.’s school children safe!


"Today, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Ramon Cortines closed all schools in the District in response to a credible threat of violence received late last night. Every school campus is being searched. LAUSD gave a televised update at 10 am, promising to continue to do so every half-hour for the remainder of the day.

November 25, 2015

The LAO Fiscal Outlook released November 18 contains hope. Their main scenario indicates $2 Billion is available for additional investment after meeting reserve requirements . The misery caused by our lack of investment is masked in this report  but is crystal clear in my District and across California. 

September 09, 2015


SACRAMENTO — A measure to protect students from being relegated to less challenging mathematics classes – even though they meet the academic requirements for those courses – was approved today by the State Assembly and is one step closer to becoming state law.

August 11, 2015

Sacramento - Almost exactly one year after a Ferguson, MO. police officer was accused of killing unarmed black teen Michael Brown, Governor Jerry Brown announced his signing of SB 227 authored by state Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D- Los Angeles) into law.

August 11, 2015

Sacramento — A measure to spare child witnesses from being required to give testimony in open court in criminal cases, has been signed into law by the Governor. As passed by the Legislature, with an effective date of the beginning of 2016, the bill extends to any potential witness aged 13 or younger, the same protection available under law to those child witnesses who cannot be required to testify in open court if they have been a victim of the crime under adjudication.

June 23, 2015

Statement by California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell

“As we open our hearts and offer condolences to those who are reeling from loss in the wake of the massacre at Emanuel AME, whose pastor was my South Carolina colleague State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney, we must renew our commitment and find the will, in memory of the dead and for the sake of the living, to bring to an end the spiral of violence that racial conflict evokes in this country.

June 22, 2015

Sacramento - Senator Holly J. Mitchell welcomed the 30th District’s 2015 Small Business Owner of the Year to the State Capitol, in an annual event which celebrates the achievements of entrepreneurs and innovators. This year’s honoree is handbag designer Onna Erlich, founder of, whom Senator Mitchell escorted, along with her husband/business partner Joel Bell and son James, onto the floor of the State Senate chamber to present her a Certificate of Commendation.