Press Releases

April 17, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, co-author of SB 1421 to release certain law enforcement records, talk about why law enforcement needs to wake up by clicking on the link above.

April 17, 2018

Sen Holly J. Mitchell talks about how law enforcement needs to ‘wake up’ during a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee on SB 1421, Release of Police Records, of which she is a co-author.

April 16, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about how the ocean, and surfing, especially by those touched by the criminal justice system, can bring people together.


April 11, 2018

Here are Senate budget chair’s legislative priorities for 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.

Other measures focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment, continuing film tax credits and providing women key health information.  

April 10, 2018

Senate panel approves bill addressing delays, financial hardships   

Plan to improve foster care placements sails through first policy review

SACRAMENTO – A key Senate policy panel today approved a plan to fix unintended delays and financial hardships in a new statewide program for placing individuals with foster caregivers.  

April 09, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell adjourning the California Senate today in memory of Angeleno Robert “Bob” Manley. For more, see his Manley's bio, attached below.

April 04, 2018

Power at its best, Dr. King says, is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. In today’s climate, Dr. King’s message is just as relevant.

    - Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles



April 03, 2018
April 03, 2018

Watch Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell talking about their #EquityAndJustice2018 bill package at the link above.

April 03, 2018

Senate Public Safety Committee holds first hearings for Senate Bills 1391, 1392 and 1393

SACRAMENTO – Today Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) announced four new bills that reform juvenile and adult criminal sentencing.

The #EquityAndJustice2018 package includes bills that give healthcare and other support to exonerated people after prison, reform mandatory sentencing rules, and require youth age 14 and 15 who commit crimes be tried as juveniles not as adults.