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THE FIGHT OVER REDISTRICTING MOVES TO THE 2ND SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT
November 30, 2021
Every ten years in the United States, new political lines are drawn to create "more equitable districts" at every level of government.   In 2020 - 2021, for the first time a Citizens Redistricting Commission is drawing lines for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
Wells Fargo Pledges One Million Dollars to Support the Los Angeles Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship
October 28, 2021
The Hot and Cool Café, located in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, was recently the venue for a well-attended press conference where Wells Fargo announced a $1 Million Dollars investment in the Los Angeles Urban League, the 100-year-old highly respected civil-rights and economic empowerment organization. ... read more »
100 Black Men of Los Angeles host 40th Anniversary Gala
October 14, 2021
Oct. 23 event to honor Maxine Waters, Holly Mitchell and Dr. Thomas Parham, Wells Fargo and Salesforce The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles will be holding its 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5pm.  Founded in 1981, the mission of 100 Black Men of Los Angeles is to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities through the enhancement of educational and economic opportunities.  The non-profit professional mens organization provides talent and leadership to Black youth. ... read more »
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L.A. County Moves to Ban Oil Wells in Unincorporated Areas
September 17, 2021
``L.A. County has had a long history of oil and gas development and poor land use decisions, which has resulted in oil and gas operations occurring too close to places where people live, work, play, go to school and pray,'' Mitchell said. ``Many residents may not even realize it, but tens of thousands of people in L.A. County live in close proximity to an oil well and 73% of them are people of color.'' ... read more »
Who owns our neighborhoods?
September 2, 2021
There is an increasing prevalence of large, corporate landlords as opposed to smaller local landlords ... read more »
LA County Publishes First-Ever Online Jail Decarceration Dashboard
June 4, 2021
The County of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, has published an online decarceration dashboard which provides a visual breakdown and analysis of the County’s jail population on a daily basis. The goal of this dashboard is to help policymakers, advocates, and academics better understand the makeup and changes in the population of people in LA County jails in order to craft public policy to safely reduce the jail population. ... read more »
Board of Supervisors, Led by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Make Strides Towards Justice Reform
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s motion to create a plan for strengthening investments in the County’s justice system by ensuring Public Defender's have the budgeted resources and staffing capacity to sustainably address its case backlog as a result of COVID-19 and provide legal representation for lowincome residents, who rely heavily on indigent defense services. ... read more »
St. Francis Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 9, 2021
St. Francis Medical Center hosted a community COVID-19 vaccine clinic on March 29 and provided 1,293 eligible Lynwood community members with their first COVID-19 vaccination. ... read more »
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SYDNEY KAMLAGER DOVE – THE RIGHT WOMAN, THE RIGHT TIME, AND THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR THE CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE
February 18, 2021
Former State Senator and now Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell has left Sacramento.  While her ascension to the Board of Supervisors has pleased so many of her supporters, it has left a crucial vacancy in the halls of the State Capitol.  Not only for a Senator to represent the 30th Senate District with one of the most racially and economically diverse districts in the state, Mitchell’s vacancy also leaves the entire State of California with no African American woman in the California Senate and currently, State Senator Steve Bradford is the only African American Senator representing the entire state. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
L.A. County Plans to Require $5 Per Hour ‘Hero Pay’ For Grocery Workers
January 7, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today in favor of drafting an ordinance that would require national grocery and drug retailers operating in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County to pay frontline workers an additional $5 per hour in "hero pay.'' ... read more »
Notable Appointments & Elected Officials of 2020
December 31, 2020
These were the appointments in local and national offices in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
WATCH: Senator Mitchell Sustains Funding for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
July 10, 2020
Monday—July 6, 2020 California State Senator Holly Mitchell met with Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Senator Mitchell and Dr. Batchlor shared a brief discussion about the importance of protecting the hospital’s budget. ... read more / watch video »
California Senate Okays ACA 5: Affirmative Action Decision Moves to Voters
June 25, 2020
On Wednesday, June 24, the full California Senate voted 30-10 to pass Assembly Constitutional Amendment  5 (ACA 5), an initiative to overturn Proposition 209 and reinstate Affirmative Action in the state after 24 years. ... read more »
Fed Up
June 4, 2020
When I saw the National Guard line the streets of Downtown LA, it stirred up a lot of emotions for me as a Black Angeleno. Having lived through the 65’ Watts Rebellion, the LA Uprising in 92’ and now the unrest we are witnessing after the public murder of George Floyd - I know that this fight is not new for us; it cuts across generations and is a sustained outcry for Black humanity to be seen, valued, and respected. ... read more »
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