Press Releases

May 17, 2018

Guest Press Release by Californians for Justice

SACRAMENTO -- A Californians for Justice today brought 100 students and parents from across
the state to Sacramento to urge lawmakers to make good on the promise of Brown v. Board of Education on the
64 th anniversary of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that mandated the desegregation of schools.

May 15, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell present Senate Bill 1393, the Fair and Just Sentencing Reform Act, to the Senate. The Senate passed the #EquityAndJustice2018 measure, sending it to the Assembly.

May 14, 2018

Measure is part of #EquityAndJustice2018 package

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved another moderate reform rooted in evidence-based policy and sensible cost-effective approaches to criminal justice.

May 11, 2018

CONTACT: David.Rolland@sen.ca.gov (Atkins) or Ray.Sotero@sen.ca.gov (Mitchell)

SAN DIEGO—Senate leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revision to the proposed state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year:

May 09, 2018

On May 9, 2018, LaToya Cooper of the California Youth Connection shadowed Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, including the filming of this video. Watch until the end!

 

May 08, 2018

Guest press release

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Dr. Nancy Cappello of Are You Dense, Inc., Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc. announce new survey results supporting life-saving law set to expire

May 03, 2018

Exoneree justice bill ok’d 38-0

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today passed Senate Bill 1050 by a unanimous 38-0 vote to extend services and support for exonerated people released from prison after their wrongful convictions are overturned.

May 03, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's Senate Floor remarks on SCR 127, National Mental Health Awareness Week, and the role 'green' plays by clicking on link above.

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.