Press Releases

March 21, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, speak in support of Sen. Toni Atkins' nomination to serve as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate.

March 16, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell urges rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for free youth-leadership program at CSU Dominquez Hills. Deadline to apply: May 1, 2018. Details, can be found HERE:

March 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Today, California Sen. Holly J. Mitchell and state Controller Betty T. Yee announced legislation to help address the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment.

Senate Bill 1343 would provide training to more California workers on preventing sexual harassment, as well as how to recognize harassment and who to contact if victimized.

March 13, 2018

Wednesday, 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. Email for more information.

Their goal is noble: Raise public awareness to the issue of gun violence, create more civically minded students and support fellow students in Parkland.

March 06, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assembly and Senate legislators will today examine how best to investigate and respond to sexual harassment incidents, complaints and allegations in the fourth hearing of the Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response.

The Subcommittee hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 6, in Capitol Room 4203.

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.