Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Black Maternal Health Awareness Week

This week Senator Holly J. Mitchell participated in an online campaign to raise awareness for the third annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The goal of the campaign is to deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US and find solutions to create change.

With the Passage of the CROWN Act, Sen. Holly Mitchell Paves the Way for Natural Hair Acceptance

African Americans have long been punished for appearing in professional or academic settings while wearing their natural hair. In 2010, a Black woman in Alabama refused to cut her dreadlocks, and a job offer disappeared. Last December, a video of a Black high school wrestler who was forced get his dreadlocks cut off before a match, went viral. Not long ago, a Google search for “unprofessional hair” returned results mostly featuring Black women wearing their natural curls or braids.

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: Christmas in July

LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2017) — Sen. Holly J. Mitchell gets things rolling as she takes a turn or two (or three) in the rolling hamster cage, one of several activities offered during last weekend’s Christmas in July event. For more, click HERE: (Photo by Charles Steward; video by Ray Sotero).

No Conviction, No Confiscation

“We must pass this critical reform to protect Californians from the unethical practice of seizing property from innocent people. “