Press Releases

August 07, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s Christmas in July event hosted hundreds of students and family members, with each guest presented with free admission, a food voucher, Metro day pass and a gift bag which included thunder sticks to cheer on the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. While the game keyed on fun, Mitchell’s eighth annual Christmas-in-July event was part of her years-long effort to engage children to stay mentally, physically and nutritionally active during summer break.

August 02, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Proposed laws for 2018 by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell include continuing to reform the juvenile justice system and reducing childhood poverty to help families and communities.

Her other efforts focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment and providing women key health information. 

Here, in bill-number order, are the top pending measures Mitchell hopes receive final passage prior to the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment Aug. 31:

August 01, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, during a press conference in support of greater diversity in films, talked about how California's extended film-tax credit used language from her Senate Bill 951 to advance that effort. “I share the concern about the importance of diversity in front of the camera because we know those images represent how the world meets us, greets us and perceives us and how our children, in many instances, view themselves,” she told about 100 artists, media executives, fellow lawmakers and reporters.

July 30, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell issued the following statement Monday in response to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruling that the court will hear evidence that the state of California is failing hundreds of thousands of public school students — most of them low-income students and students of color — by allowing a system that requires children to attend school yet deprives them of access to basic literacy instruction:

July 05, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on government’s roll on detained children. Although made on the Senate Floor Monday, July 2, 2018, this was posted today.

July 02, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on civil rights leader John Wesley Mack, tireless advocate for minorities.

July 02, 2018

During a Senate Floor session on SCR 155, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explains why July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and recognizes the ongoing need for access and equity. The measure passed 37-0.

June 29, 2018

Guest Press Release

Purple heart, humble heart

June 27, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell-led effort extends film-tax program

LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell extending a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries.

June 27, 2018

The 2018-19 budget is second with L.A. Democrat as head of panel

LOS ANGELES – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown signing the 2018-19 budget: