Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the representative for the 26th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community.

Holly Mitchell 
Representing the 26th District

Latest In the News

LA Times: Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

October 23, 2014

Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-women-poverty-20141021-story...

Daily Democrat: Human trafficking survivor shares her story at Davis forum

October 17, 2014

Jessica Nhean found herself on the streets of Los Angeles homeless with nowhere to turn to at the age of 20 when she met a young man who promised to take care of her.

Source: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/breakingnews/ci_26741915/human-trafficking-...

Latest Press Releases

Opportunity, services, training are both needs and success strategies for women

October 23, 2014

Los Angeles –Academics, service providers, organizational advocates and women who struggle with poverty, including residents of L.A.’s nearby skid row, gathered at the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles on October 22 to hear and offer testimony before the California Senate’s Select Committee on Women and Inequality.

Holly Mitchell bills on Medi-Cal, nursing, sex traffic, contraception become law

October 01, 2014

For 4th year in row Governor Brown signs all Mitchell bills sent to him

Sacramento – Affixing his signature to the last of the 12 bills sent to him by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) in 2014, Governor Brown once again sustained Mitchell’s 100% success rate for enactment of her passed legislation into state law.

Latest In My Own Words

SF Chronicle: It's a crime to automatically deny nursing certification

August 06, 2014

by Holly Mitchell and Natalie Lyons

The story of poverty in America is told by women and children. Nearly 70 percent of those who live on the economic fringes are young or female. Almost half of today's families rely on the mother's income. Yet so many women are shut out of jobs for one reason: They have a criminal conviction.

Source: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/It-s-a-crime-to-automati...

Op-Ed: After Hobby Lobby, California Must Take a Stand for Women’s Health

August 04, 2014

by Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Women in California need and deserve comprehensive, state-of-the-art contraceptive coverage that ensures timely access to the birth control method that is best for them and their particular reproductive goals and medical needs.  Denying access to a birth control method of choice undermines women’s human right to reproductive autonomy and increases the risk of unintended pregnancy.