Press Releases

March 02, 2018


Sacramento – Yesterday, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) hosted an informational briefing on The State of California - 10 Years Later an update from former Speaker and CLBC Vice-Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass, who commissioned the report in 2008. CLBC members gathered to start the morning with reporters across the state answering questions on the subjects presented at today’s hearing.  Topics included healthcare, education, voter engagement, and economics.

March 01, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell honored Oscar Minjivar and Anthony Thigpen as James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awardees. Both men are residents of Mitchell's Los Angeles-based 30th Senate District. 

February 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Feb. 28, 2018) -- During a press conference by the California Black Legislative Caucus on the state of Black California and how it has changed over the past 10 years, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talks about the importance of encouraging Black students to achieve.

Photo caption: Sen. Mitchell gives a thumbs up to witness testimony at a hearing that followed the CLBC press conference. (Photo by Lorie Shelley)

February 28, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell and fellow members of the California Black Legislative Caucus talk about the state of Black California and how it's changed over the past 10 years.

Photo Caption: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, left, is joined by Asms. Chris Holden and Shirley Weber. (Photo by Lorie Shelley).



February 27, 2018

Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explain the "Welfare Queen" myth during a recording made for a special event.

February 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell cite inspirational Black leaders, including those from her 30th Senate District in Los Angeles, during a Senate Floor presentation of a resolution commemorating Black History Month.

February 15, 2018

Guest Press Release:

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) announced in a press conference today the introduction of Assembly Bill 2500, the Safe Consumer Lending Act, a bill to protect California families from abusive high-cost installment loans.

February 15, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles sat down for a nearly 30-minute televised interview this week to discuss legislation, her agenda for 2018 (including the need to restore CalWorks funding), Capitol quilts honoring Black History Month, California's multi-billion dollar budget and the joys -- and challenges -- of being the mother of a "young Black man in America."

February 14, 2018

Effort launched to address delays, financial hardships  

SACRAMENTO – Last year, California launched a new statewide program for approving individuals to serve as foster caregivers, and the goal was to fix an inefficient, ineffective system. 

But since the program has been in place, families have seen huge delays and have not received needed support, causing financial hardship and deterring permanent placements of foster youth.

February 14, 2018

Focus on Defining Harassment and Identifying Challenges to Making Policies Work

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response will hold its second working hearing February 15. The Subcommittee is laying the groundwork for developing new, bicameral policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual harassment complaints.