Press Releases

February 23, 2013

Los Angeles - Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) hosted a free workshop today bringing residents of the 54th District face-to-face with representatives of their utility companies and service providers to obtain answers to billing questions, resolutions to problems and assistance in using home-related products and electronic devices.

February 02, 2013

Los Angeles – On February 2nd nearly a hundred people participated in a 2 ½ hour exercise organized by Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) to discuss and choose by secret vote a “recommended” budget for the state of California.

January 29, 2013

Their Artwork Will Be Displayed In the State Capitol Between April 2-12, 2013

CULVER CITY, CA - Assembly Member Holly J. Mitchell recognizes three students from The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Culver City High School for their recent win in the LegiSchool Project's NEW Visual Arts Contest: California State Park Art, sponsored by the California State University, Sacramento Center for California Studies.

January 18, 2013

Sacramento – In the first official ceremony of the legislative year, members of California's Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), led by their newly elected Chair Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, rose one-by-one in the Assembly on January 18th to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assemblymember Mitchell introduced an Assembly Concurrent Resolution to commemorate the civil rights leader and the national holiday named in his honor.

January 10, 2013

Los Angeles – On January 10th Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) introduced a motion to adjourn the Assembly in memory of the late Mervyn M. Dymally, who died October 7, 2012, having served California as an Assemblymember (1963-1966 and 2003-2008), a State Senator (1967-1975), a U.S. Congressman (1981-1993) and as Lieutenant Governor (1975-1979). Dymally was the founder of the California Legislative Black Caucus, of which Mitchell is currently the elected chair.

November 30, 2012

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City), in only her second term in public office, has been elected Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) by Caucus members for the 2013-2014 session. The Caucus, which addresses policy and budgetary issues affecting black Californians, consists of the nine African American members of the state's Legislature, including two Senators and seven members of the Assembly. Mitchell served as Caucus secretary in her first two-year term.

November 15, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Policy experts, dentistry professionals and children's advocates described a growing gap between the need for quality dental care for Los Angeles County's children and the availability of that care – especially for children of low income households – at a Culver City legislative hearing on Friday. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), chair of the Assembly's Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services presided at the district hearing, which was also attended by Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills).

October 01, 2012

First Term Legislator Has All Bills Signed By Governor

LOS ANGELES - Assemblymember Holly Mitchell walked into her first term pledging to carry legislation that was rooted in common sense and substantive enough to be worthy of getting to the Governor's desk. She knew the odds would be great that her more pioneering and controversial bills would get passed, but what she didn't bet on was what ultimately happened on September 30th. As of 2pm on Sunday, every bill authored by Assemblymember Mitchell that made it to Governor Brown's desk was signed into law.

September 27, 2012

Assemblywoman Mitchell bill signed into law by Governor

SACRAMENTO -- AB 1899, introduced by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) to close a gap in eligibility for higher education benefits for lawful U.S. residents who are victims of human trafficking or other serious crimes, has been signed by the Governor.

September 11, 2012

Governor who cut CalWORKs Signs Bill to Extend Eligibility for Benefits

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown, who earlier this year cut benefits for the unemployed poor to help balance the state budget, has signed into law AB 1640, allowing pregnant teens to receive CalWORKs basic needs grants when a pregnancy is confirmed, instead of waiting until the final trimester.