Press Releases

March 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               

CONTACT: ANNE M. DI GRAZIA

anne.digrazia@sen.ca.gov

(916) 651-4030 (Office)

 

SACRAMENTO- Governor Gavin Newsom made it clear in today’s press conference, “We are prioritizing protections for our most vulnerable...“, our seniors, medically compromised and the homeless.

 

March 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               

CONTACT: ANNE M. DI GRAZIA

anne.digrazia@sen.ca.gov

(916) 651-4030 (Office)

 

SACRAMENTO- El gobernador Gavin Newsom dejó claro en la conferencia de prensa de hoy: "Estamos priorizando la protección de nuestros más vulnerables...", los ancianos, los discapacitados y las personas sin hogar.

 

February 20, 2020

END CHILD POVERTY CA CAMPAIGN, DOLORES HUERTA & SEN. HOLLY MITCHELL LAUNCH STATEWIDE PETITION/ORGANIZING EFFORT TO URGE OFFICIALS TO ACT ON CHILD POVERTY/HOMELESSNESS IN NEXT BUDGET

 

***250,000 California Children are In and Out of Homelessnesss***

 

February 20, 2020

 

LOS ANGELES-

“I have prioritized ending deep childhood poverty since elected to the legislature in 2010. We have made great strides every year and my plan this year is to pull us across the finish line ensuring no CalWORKs family lives below the 50% federal poverty level.  Families living in extreme poverty are particularly vulnerable with so much of their housing in jeopardy.

January 28, 2020

 

SACRAMENTO- This week Oprah’s “O Magazine” hits newsstands with Senator Holly J. Mitchell featured in the inside cover. The magazine nominated Sen. Mitchell as one of their 2020 Visionary’s and emphasized her work on the Crown Act.

This year is O Magazine’s 20th anniversary. In honor of the years in print they have chosen 12 visionaries to honor, one featured each month.

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January 10, 2020

"2020 will usher in a new decade of monumental change. The Governor presented us with a strong budget proposal and there is a lot in there for us to build on.  Significant investments for schools, housing, homelessness, emergency preparedness ...

October 29, 2019

What a year! My community, the 30th Senate District, was the inspiration behind my legislative package this year, which reflects my commitment to address housing discrimination, economic inequity, and bias in health access. 

It has been an incredible year with all of my bills that made it to the governor's desk signed into law. Team Mitchell now has 80 laws on the books! These bills focus on improving human services, expanding access to healthcare, defending the civil rights of minorities and the undocumented while reducing the numbers of children growing up in poverty. I look forward to continuing our work on issues related to criminal justice and administrative fees and home health programs in the New Year.

September 13, 2019

This past 2018-2019 legislative session I focused on health and economic justice with an emphasis on equity and access. My legislative package is reflective of my commitment to address housing discrimination, economic inequity, and bias in health access. It has been a very successful legislative year with the majority of my bills below having already been signed or waiting on the governor's signature. I am looking forward to continuing our work on SB 555, SB 144 and SB 361 into to the new year.

September 12, 2019

As California’s unhoused population increases, Senate Bill 329 would level the playing field for renters who need the most assistance. With rising rent, lack of affordable housing, this bill protects Californians who use housing vouchers from discrimination by landlords.

September 12, 2019
Black women in the US are more likely to die in childbirth. Although California's rate of maternal mortality has decreased since 2006, 700 women still die each year from childbirth, according to the CDC. Of those who die in labor, 21% are Black women even though they only make up 5% of the childbirth cohort. “Black women do deserve better,” Senator Holly J. Mitchel said in the Assembly Health Committee in June, “When we recognize that the Black maternal mortality rate is 4-times higher of other racial groups that is why the bill is before you today.”