Press Releases

September 30, 2018

Measure takes effect Jan. 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law a plan to address the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment.

Authored by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell and sponsored by state Controller Betty T. Yee, Senate Bill 1343 will now provide mandatory training to more California workers on preventing sexual harassment, as well as how to recognize harassment and who to contact if victimized.

September 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In a gubernatorial move welcomed by families statewide, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law a plan to fix unintended delays and financial hardships for placing individuals with foster caregivers.  

Brown signed Senate Bill 1083 by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell to help enact policy changes to remove hurdles to timely placements in the Resource Family Approval (RFA) program and create a more unified child-centered family friendly approval process.

September 06, 2018

They arrived not sure what to expect – beyond knowing that it Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's 8th Annual Christmas in July for working families.

Hours later, the hundreds of students and family members left, exhausted, after having personally high-fived members of the WNBA Sparks, enjoyed donated tickets, meals and treats. The thunder sticks they shook reverberated Staples Center.

August 31, 2018

Lawmakers endorse bills by budget chair from Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO – Continuing to reform criminal justice and protecting youth to help families and communities are among the proposals by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell that are now a governor’s signature away from becoming law.

Additional efforts by Mitchell focus on expanding worker training to prevent sexual harassment and providing women potentially life-saving information about their health. 

August 31, 2018

#EquityAndJustice now goes to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO – California lawmakers have approved and sent to Gov. Brown 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 J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles).

August 31, 2018

Senate passes #Equity&Justice-reform bill

SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers today sent Gov. Brown a plan to exclude children age 11 and younger from juvenile court jurisdiction to promote the rights, health and well-being of youth by curbing premature exposure to incarceration.

August 30, 2018

Measure now returns to Senate for concurrence

Assembly OKs legislation to expand sexual harassment prevention training to workers statewide

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today on a bipartisan, 60-0 vote approved a plan to address the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment.

August 30, 2018

Assembly passes #Equity&Justice-reform bill

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today approved a plan to exclude children age 11 and younger from juvenile court jurisdiction to promote the rights, health and well-being of youth by curbing premature exposure to incarceration.

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.