Newsletters

September 25, 2018

If so, please join me and your neighbors to review concerns about this unexpected action. Joining me will be Patrick Henning, director of the California Employment Development Department 

When: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw - Bridge (by Macys 2nd level) 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008. On-site parking is available.

September 12, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

As you may have heard, much of my agenda is part of the second year of an #EquityAndJustice package jointly authored with Sen. Ricardo Lara. Collectively, these measures emphasize needed changes to how California's juvenile and criminal justice systems treat youth and young adults.

June 22, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Like many of you, I have been sickened by recent federal policies that have led to heartless and traumatizing separations of immigrant children from their families. I have always been a champion of child rights and strongly believe in protecting the safety and interests of our children. 
Watch my video urging fellow policymakers, the public and members of the media to ensure proper regulation of how children are held HERE

May 03, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

My proposed laws for 2018 include a continued effort to reform the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems as part of my #EquityAndJustice2018 package and reducing childhood poverty to help families and communities.

Other measures focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment, extending a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries, and providing women key health information.

April 04, 2018

Join Senator Holly J. Mitchell on Friday, April 20 for Coffee with Holly

March 23, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

This past week’s shooting in Maryland marks the 17th school shooting we have had this year. Tragedies such as these demonstrate that raising public awareness about gun violence, creating more civically minded students and supporting fellow students at this Saturday’s March For Our Lives event at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is more critical now than ever.

March 09, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Next Tuesday, March 14, more than 2,000 Culver City students will be joining thousands of other Angelenos in a nationwide walkout to honor the victims of the Parkland, Fla., shooting.

Students will congregate for one hour on the Culver City High School football field to rally and deliver speeches expressing their concerns and worries about their own safety.

February 07, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Connect. Inspire. Soar. Do that and more during Black History Month by celebrating 26 years of great Black films and art during the Pan African Film and Arts Festival beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Feb. 19 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza theater complex.

PAFF’s goal is to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative  works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. Film and art can often lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

January 18, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

This flu season is one of the most severe in recent years. As of January 10, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 36 flu-related deaths in our area. At this same time last year, the county had only experienced 13 flu related deaths. Flu-related emergency room visits are up 130 percent!

January 11, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Gov. Brown this week released his proposed 2018-19 budget and, as chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, I look forward to working with the administration to ensure that we continue to make investments in the people of California.  

To do this, I will continue to emphasize that the budget is a value statement which reflects the state’s priorities for its resources. The governor’s budget shows some positive investments related to education, special education, increased funding to the local control funding formula, Career Technical Education Funding at the community colleges and repairs to prison infrastructure to make it more habitable and humane.