Press Releases

April 30, 2012

AB 2348 will expand access to women seeking reproductive health care

A bill by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) that will increase access to birth control for poor and rural women has passed the Assembly Business & Professions committee on a 6-3, party-line vote.

April 12, 2012

Discussion of film and prospects for a no-waste culture follows

WHAT: Bag It! A documentary and community discussion about environmental action

WHEN: Friday, April 13, 2012 7 p.m.

WHERE: West Los Angeles College ATA 128 (Theatre Room)
9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. Parking Lot 5

April 12, 2012

UCLA students interview of Survivor submitted to Assembly's Holocaust Memorial Project

WHAT: 2012 Assembly Holocaust Memorial Ceremony & Luncheon

WHEN: Monday, April 16, 2012 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Luncheon 12:30-2 p.m.)

WHERE: The California State Capitol, Floor of the Assembly. Luncheon: The Capitol, East Lawn

WHY: To honor Holocaust Survivors through student recordings of their tribulations

April 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO – In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients and their caregivers spoke movingly today to lawmakers of how often the program is all that stands between lives lived at home in familiar communities – and stark institutionalization. After hearing the testimony and weighing the fiscal, legal and human impacts, the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services voted, in accord with the recommendation of its chair, Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), to spare the program from a cut to key services.

February 18, 2012

Open house to feature works of art by 47th district resident

LOS ANGELES, CA — February 18, 2011 —Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell (D-47) once again opens her district office in Culver City on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an exhibit of art by a resident of the 47th district, conversation about legislative and local issues, as well as refreshments.

February 08, 2012

Democratic Legislators Act to Relieve Burden of Rising Public College Fees on Middle Class

Los Angeles—Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-47) joined Assembly leaders today in introducing major new legislation to create the Middle Class Scholarship program. AB 1501, introduced by Speaker John A. Pérez and co-authored by Assemblywoman Mitchell, whose district includes UCLA, would provide thousands of dollars in savings for middle-income families with students enrolled in California's public higher education system.

February 03, 2012

A new anti-metal theft law, authored by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, stiffens penalties for a crime that's epidemic and makes the punishment more reflective of the millions of dollars in damage caused to property when copper wiring is stolen.

Due to the increasing value of metal, more and more thieves are stealing copper wiring from construction sites, digging up underground telecommunication wires and cutting wires at utility stations, said Carter, a Rialto Democrat whose measure,  AB-316,  went into effect on Jan.1.

February 03, 2012

SACRAMENTO-AB 1432, dubbed Caylee's Law, passed the Assembly Thursday with overwhelming, bipartisan support. Caylee's Law would make it a misdemeanor in California to fail to report the death or disappearance of a child, aged 14 or younger, to law authorities within 24 hours. This legislation was inspired by the recent death of 2-year old Caylee Anthony, who was not reported missing for 31 days. Her mother, although acquitted of the charge of murder, evoked outrage nationwide for failing to report her child's disappearance.

November 22, 2011

California federal and state legislators hold special event to recognize women vets and announce available assistance for servicemembers

LOS ANGELES – During a special event to recognize the commitments and sacrifices of women veterans, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) honored a female vet, Lauren Williams, and a veterans service organization, Military Women in Need, for their exemplary service to America's veterans.

November 04, 2011

SACRAMENTO – In an unusual achievement for a freshman policymaker, five substantive bills authored by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell were passed by both branches of the state Legislature and by mid-October all five were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. In her first bid for public office, Mitchell was elected to the Assembly last November, was appointed Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services in January, and in less than a year she has succeeded in putting laws on the books of the California Code.