Press Releases

June 12, 2018

Measure is part of #EquityAndJustice package

SACRAMENTO – A bill that’s part of a sweeping package of criminal-justice reforms on how California treats youths and young adults was approved today by a key Assembly policy committee.

June 12, 2018

Measure is part of #EquityAndJustice2018 package

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly Public Safety Committee today approved another common-sense, evidence-based policy approach to criminal justice reforms.

June 11, 2018

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explain why she believes Juneteenth is a 'rather peculiar' holiday, and a bittersweet opportunity to celebrate.

June 08, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talks about the career of Mark Ridley-Thomas, a member of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, recently named Elected Official of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation and what he has done on behalf of her constituents.

May 31, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: CalWORKS bill would help children thrive

SACRAMENTO – In a move that promises to help alleviate childhood deep poverty, the California Senate today approved on a bipartisan 39-0 vote a plan to modestly raising cash grants for eligible working-class families statewide.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today on a bipartisan, 37-0 vote approved extending a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries.

May 30, 2018

Latest step forward for #EquityAndJustice2018 package

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved Senate Bill 1391, which prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison.

SB 1391 is part of the #EquityAndJustice2018 package jointly authored by Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles).

May 30, 2018

Senate approves family-protection bill addressing delays, financial hardships   

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

May 30, 2018

Watch and listen as Sen Holly J Mitchell  talks today about passage of SB 1343, sexual harassment training.


May 30, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Controller Betty Yee sponsor measure

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today on a bipartisan, 38-0 vote approved a plan to address the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment.