Press Releases

May 09, 2017

SACRAMENTO - A statewide Jewish-advocacy group late Monday presented Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its annual leadership honor, known as the Jerry Sampson Memorial Award.

"Holly Mitchell exemplifies the values that the Jewish community holds dear: helping those who are in need, looking out for society's most vulnerable, and working hard to ensure equality for all," Julie Zeisler, executive director of the group said.

May 08, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- About 200 youths representing about 40 groups belonging to the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color heard Sen. Holly J. Mitchell today offer words of inspiration.

"Because I represent you, I can't half step," Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, told the diverse gathering in support of the annual Free Our Dream event at a conference room on nearby K Street. "There should never be a question about me moving foward."

Mitchell also spoke in support of her package of bills to help reform the state's criminal justice system treats youths and young adults.

May 04, 2017

Watch, listen to her comments on YouTube

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell responds to Congressional vote on ACA and cuts to Planned Parenthood

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, had the following reaction on the passage of the federal legislation known as the American Health Care Act through the House of Representatives today:

May 04, 2017

Progressive ‘People’s report card’ released

SACRAMENTO - The California-based Courage Campaign, in partnership with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action, today announced giving Los Angeles Democrat Sen. Holly J. Mitchell a 100-percent, A-plus rating in its second annual People’s Report Card of California.

May 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO -  A statewide health-advocacy group today presented Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its annual leadership award during a ceremony on the Capitol's West steps.

May 01, 2017

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May 1, 2017
CONTACT: Stephanie Campos-Bui, Clinical Supervising Attorney, Policy Advocacy Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law
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UC Berkeley Policy Advocacy Clinic’s “Making Families Pay” Report Finds
California’s Juvenile System Fees Are Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly

May 01, 2017

Lack of basic necessities drove rebellion

By Sen. Holly J. Mitchell/Guest Columnist

In the language of my community, riots mean one thing, rebellion something else.

April 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2017) -- Watch and listen to a recap of a recent health forum hosted by Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ed Hernandez.


April 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 26, 2017) -- Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Committee, talk about Senate Bill 562 before it was approved by the Senate Health Committee on a 5-2 vote.

April 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell, joint authors of a package of criminal justice-reform bills, answer asked tough questions while explaining the need for more rational thinking to save at-risk youths from the cradle-to-prison pipeline. Lara, D-Bell Gardens, chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee; Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chairs the Senate Budget Committee.