Press Releases

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.

April 17, 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 06, 2017

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talk about today's vote on SB 1, the transportation funding bill.

April 04, 2017

First six of seven reform measures pass initial policy tests

SACRAMENTO – Supporters of sweeping reforms of how California’s criminal justice system treats youths and young adults won another round today as the sixth measure in a seven-bill package that has passed its initial policy review.

In addition, a companion measure that had been referred to a second policy committee for review won approval for the second time in as many weeks.

April 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 3, 2017) -- To watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the importance of California women and girls in STEM week click on the link above. Mitchell also gave special thanks to Toyota for sponsoring the girls’ flights.

March 29, 2017

On Monday, April 3, 2017, we welcome the GALA girls and chaperones to join in our celebration of California Women and Girls in STEM week.  With the adoption of the Senate and Assembly Resolutions, the State of California encourages all citizens and community organizations to support the observance of California Women and Girls in STEM Week by encouraging and celebrating women in the STEM fields. The Assembly declares April 2, 2017 to April 8, 2017, inclusive, as Women and Girls in STEM week.

March 28, 2017

First five measures pass initial policy tests

SACRAMENTO – Nine days after introducing a comprehensive bill package to reform California’s criminal justice system for juveniles and young adults, five of the measures have passed their initial policy tests.

The latest action came today as the Senate Public Safety Committee approved bills to eliminate court fees on those found innocent and to keep records sealed on those not convicted of a crime.