Press Releases

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

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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.

March 26, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – March 26, 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 it is sponsoring SB 188, the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair (CROWN) Act.

March 25, 2019

Initial hearing on CROWN Act is Tuesday, March 26

SACRAMENTO –The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 will begin consideration of a new bill introduced by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, to end decades of racial discrimination based on hairstyles.

The hearing is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the Capitol.

March 18, 2019

Sen. Mitchell was the nominee of Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins 

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles today issued the following statement after being appointed to the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission: