Press Releases

April 24, 2019

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the need for SB 647, her California Safe Jewelry Act, during its first policy hearing before the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

April 23, 2019

11-Bill Package seeks to deliver #EconomicJustice and #Health Justice

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell today formally introduced a new package of bills aimed at promoting economic and health equity to Californians who need it most.

Understanding that economic health can depend on physical and mental health, and that the same is true in reverse, Sen. Mitchell’s 2019 package includes eight bills to support #EconomicJustice and three bills to promote #HealthJustice.

April 22, 2019


PRESS CONFERENCE: Tuesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1190


SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will hold a press conference tomorrow, April 23, to announce a slate of bills promoting economic and health justice.

At about the same time, the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday will consider Senate Bill 144, a key bill in an eight-measure package Mitchell calls #EconomicJustice. She has a companion package of three bills she calls #HealthJustice.

April 22, 2019

Senate Bill 188 by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell would protect Blacks

SACRAMENTO (April 22, 2019) – The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, is proud to announce the bill they are sponsoring, Senate Bill 188, The CROWN Act, passed the Senate floor today in California on a 37-0 bipartisan vote.

April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Senate is expected to vote as soon as this afternoon, Monday, April 22, 2019 during its 2 p.m. session on Senate Bill 188 ‘The Crown Act,’ introduced by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell to end decades of racial discrimination based on hairstyles.  

To date, there is no legal precedent in state or federal court to protect individuals against hair discrimination.

April 10, 2019

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: ‘This bill will preserve lives so that childbirth becomes a joyful moment for all mothers, and not a life-threatening event for Black mothers.’

SACRAMENTO –  A key Senate panel today approved a plan confronting the higher rate of California Black women dying during childbirth than women of other racial and ethnic groups.

April 04, 2019

SACRAMENTO - Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell adjourn the Senate in memory of slain entertainer-turned-activist-turned-entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle.

April 02, 2019

What would happen if working women just stayed home until there was pay equity, asked Sen. Holly J. Mitchell during a press conference by the Legislative Women's Caucus to announce family-friendly bills they support for the year.


March 27, 2019

Watch an updated version of this hearing HERE:

March 26, 2019

The CROWN Act would ‘Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair’

SACRAMENTO –The Senate Judiciary Committee today passed a bill by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, to end a centuries-long history of racial discrimination based on hairstyles.

Senate Bill 188 amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act to prohibit employers from enforcing purportedly “race neutral” grooming policies that disproportionately impact persons of color.