Press Releases

May 02, 2011

Contact: Charles Stewart @ 310-342-1070

Betty Hyatt, a 76 year-old American who lives in Los Angeles in the 47th District was born to Jewish parents and was a child when her family fled the Nazi invasion of Belgium. She was interviewed for the Legislature's 2011 Holocaust Memorial Project about her memories of the Holocaust by Morgan Ball, a 16 year-old junior. Their dialogue was filmed by Ashanti Stewart, a 15 year-old sophomore. The girls are neighbors and attend Culver City High, also in my District.

April 29, 2011

AB 389, which would set standards for delivery of blood clotting products and related equipment for home use by people with bleeding disorders, became the first bill introduced by freshman legislator Holly Mitchell to clear the Assembly.

April 25, 2011

Freshman Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-47th District) had the honor of presiding at the special ceremony held April 25 at the initiative of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) on the Assembly floor of the State Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the appointment of the first African American to California's Court of Appeals, and to celebrate the service of black Americans subsequently appointed to the bench of California's higher courts.

April 18, 2011

This year began, it seems, only yesterday and yet a third of it has already gone by as each of us pursues progress and copes with the challenges in our lives.  2011 has also brought us daunting challenges as a nation and community… the global recession, federal and state budget deficits, conflicts abroad, and natural disasters.

All the more reason that we take time from our daily tasks to nourish ourselves and our loved ones, note and express thanks for the blessings we enjoy, and renew our hopes for the future.

March 24, 2011

Proposed Bill Would Require State to Use Purchasing Power to Buy Healthier and Sustainable Foods

OAKLANDAs part of the First Lady's Let's Move Initiative, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) unveiled their new healthy food service guidelines, which they will begin implementing within their departments. The Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations promotes a healthier workforce by making healthy food options more accessible and affordable.

March 18, 2011

But Says Cuts Must Be Followed By More Revenues

Floor Statement

These are tough times, and Governor Brown has proposed tough solutions.

In short, we face impossible, dangerous choices.

I am willing to vote yes because action must be taken, and the people sent us to Sacramento to act.

March 04, 2011

For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Charles Stewart @ 310/342-1070

Dateline (Los Angeles, CA) – Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), asks you to read to a child today. On Wednesday, March 2nd, schools, libraries and bookstores throughout the nation celebrated the memory of Dr. Seuss by participating in Read Across America Day.

February 18, 2011

Open house will feature works of art by 47 district residents.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell (D-47) is set to officially open her new district office in Culver City on Thursday, February 24, 2011 with a collection of art from residents of the 47th district as well as food and refreshments.

We are looking forward to a great turnout, said Mitchell. The people of the 47th District have demonstrated their passion time and time again, and I don't expect anything different at our open house.

February 11, 2011

Residents voice concerns over service cuts to Budget sub-committee's new Chair

January 06, 2011

Blue Shield's decision to raise rates by an average of 30% is unconscionable, said Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell, reacting to planned increases announced today, and shows why healthcare reform is needed and why California can't wait for the federal version to solve our problems.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is calling upon the State Legislature to grant him broader authority to prevent the kind of multiple, steep price increases that Anthem Blue Cross sought to impose on consumers last year and that Blue Shield seeks today.