Press Releases

August 29, 2018

Lawmakers approve Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's family-protection bill addressing hardships   

SACRAMENTO – In a bipartisan vote welcomed by families statewide, the California Legislature today approved a plan to fix unintended delays and financial hardships in a new statewide program for placing individuals with foster caregivers.  

August 23, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell reflects on the significance Black women play in our collective right to vote in support of Women's Equality Day.

August 20, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell led Senate Floor honors to honor retiring LAO Mac Taylor, who's retiring at the end of the December after a 40-year helping provide non-partisan analysis on budget issues. 

August 16, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell today expresses outrage on federal policy detaining immigrant children during a vote on Senate Joint Resolution 29, which calls upon the President and the United States Congress to acknowledge that the separation of immigrant children from their families at the border is detrimental to the short- and long-term physical and mental well-being of the children and incompatible with our fundamental values as a nation.

August 16, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell from the Senate Floor honors USC Women’s Track Team on winning national title.

August 14, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on why she supports Stronger CA's 2018 legislative agenda. "No one on the day their child was born thought ‘I’m going to do the bare minimum for my child.,' " she said. "I support creating the best possible world so ALL our children can thrive."

August 10, 2018

Watch, listen to Senate President Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon praise the role Sen. Holly J. Mitchell and Asm. Laura Friedman played during recent hearings on the Legislature's sexual harassment-prevention training. This interview took place during a recent Sacramento Press Club event moderated by LA Times Sacramento Bureau chief John Meyers.


August 09, 2018

Watch, listen as the California Senate honors Fellow Alan Moore of Elk Grove, who served the 2018 session in the office of Sen. Holly J. Mitchell.


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: