Press Releases

December 06, 2013

"The passing of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte takes from our community and our schools a voice of advocacy which, for ten years, spoke passionately to the needs of students in the inner city and persuasively for the educational success of all our children. 

“Having represented South L.A. for a decade on the Board of Education, she leaves a void at Los Angeles Unified which will be difficult – and yet critical – to fill. Her work must go on.

November 04, 2013

Covered CA’s Peter Lee promises South L.A. crowd benefits & website that work

Los Angeles – Bringing in Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee to pitch newly available healthcare coverage, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s “Obamacare Comes to You Workshop” drew nearly 200 people to Trinity Baptist Church on November 2nd.

October 09, 2013

Governor Brown signed every Mitchell bill presented to him

LOS ANGELES - Senator Holly J. Mitchell finished her tenure in the Assembly with an impressive legislative record – every bill she authored that made it to the Governor’s desk has become law. 

October 01, 2013

South L.A. workshops planned to answer questions about eligibility and benefits

Los Angeles -- Enrollment in health care insurance established nationwide by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened October 1st and Senator Holly J. Mitchell (SD 26 – Los Angeles) is urging all Californians who lack adequate health coverage to sign up.

September 26, 2013

First African American woman in CA State Senate in 12 years

Sacramento – Former Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell was sworn in to the state Senate following her overwhelming victory in last week’s special election in California’s 26th Senate District.

September 11, 2013

Sacramento -- Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell’s bill, AB 1133, to require that priority be given to a foster parent who is a nurse authorized to provide in-home medical services via Medi-Cal’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program when determining the placement of foster children with special health care needs, is headed to the Governor’s desk after passing the Senate on a unanimous vote.

September 11, 2013

Sacramento -- Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell’s bill, AB 309, to allow unaccompanied homeless youth – those not under the care of a parent or guardian – to obtain CalFresh food benefits, has been signed into law by the Governor and goes into effect January 1st.

September 09, 2013

Holly Mitchell measure will let some inmates “learn-to-earn” shorter sentences

Sacramento -- Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell’s bill, AB 624, to allow counties to give their sheriffs and corrections directors authority to award inmates time credits toward reduced sentences for classes taken to improve employability, literacy or social skills has been signed into law by Governor Brown after passing the Senate on a 48 to 21 vote.

August 28, 2013

AB 271 would lift cap on CalWORKs aid to families when a baby is born

August 09, 2013

AB 506, which would allow a social worker to order an HIV test for an infant in temporary or full custody of the courts, when a parent or guardian is unavailable to provide consent, has been sent to the Governor's desk. Introduced in the Assembly by Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), the bill passed both houses of the Legislature with bipartisan support.