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February 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO (Feb. 15, 2019) -- Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's remarks as the California Senate today adjourned in memory of Michelle King.

Read a transcript of Mitchell's remarks below:

"Michelle saw that even when girls displayed interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers, these dreams are discouraged or forgotten over time due to lack of support and exposure to STEM role models and resources.

February 07, 2019

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An excerpt:

“Let’s have a fair, objective, unbiased conversation about the disproportionate rates at which people of color are being murdered at their hands. Step up to the plate, law enforcement, and let’s have a dialogue about what’s just and right in our society,” said state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles.


February 06, 2019

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An excerpt of remarks by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell:

State Senator Holly Mitchell stressed that existing law allows for officers to use deadly force if "an objectively reasonable officer would have done so under the same circumstance, regardless of whether deadly force was necessary to prevent death or serious bodily injury, whether there were available alternatives and even if the officer's criminal negligence led to those circumstances."

January 25, 2019

NOTE: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, as chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal, helped oversee increased state funding for the Black Infant Health Program.

Watch a video on the program and related issues HERE:

Black babies in the United States are far less likely than white babies to reach life's simplest milestones: to form words, to learn to crawl, to take their first steps.

January 25, 2019

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A number of sexual harassment laws went into effect in California on Jan. 1, and were partly influenced by the work of the #MeToo movement. Courtesy photo

January 22, 2019

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By Karen Bonanno

The California Legislature passed and the governor signed into law an avalanche of labor laws in 2018. Many of them were controversial. But one — Senate Bill 1343 — received overwhelming support.

The bill expands the requirement for companies to provide supervisors and workers training to prevent sexual harassment.

January 21, 2019

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Newsom proposes $7.5 million to fight black infant mortality.