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Senator Holly J. Mitchell

March 22, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell cites how 'basic human rights' are threatened by pending federal cuts

March 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's comments by clicking on the link below. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, made the remarks during a press conference today by a coalition of African American legislative and community leaders to show strength and unity in response to pending actions and policy positions taken by the federal government. Mitchell and the leaders support a resolution to be voted on by lawmakers that directly addresses the issues of healthcare, immigration, and worker protection.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Will Participate in The Young Latinas Empowerment Conference

March 22, 2017

NORWALK – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will be attending & participating in The Young Latinas Empowerment Conference on March 24, 2017. This event will pair young Latinas with Latina political figures for empowerment, learning opportunities, and mentorship. Students selected to participate are juniors from high schools throughout the 32nd Senate District.
Senator Mendoza, along with other public representatives, will be serving food and drinks during the luncheon.
What:  The Young Latinas Empowerment Conference

Senator Mike McGuire

McGuire announces State Legislature’s 44th Annual Fisheries Forum

March 22, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will convene the 44th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum Wednesday, March 29 at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
John Laird, California’s Natural Resources Secretary, Charlton Bonham, Director of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Eric Sklar, President of the state Fish and Game Commission headline this year’s list of speakers and presenters.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Advisory: Senate Health Leader to Visit San Diego to Discuss Health Care

March 22, 2017

Senator Hernandez to convene a Senate Health Committee Informational Hearing on Friday

Senator Hernandez to participate in a health care townhall on Saturday 

SACRAMENTO – With their push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans in Congress continue to threaten the health care of millions of Californians.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

March 21, 2017: Senate Public Safety Committee approves reduced fees for families of incarcerated youths

March 21, 2017

Measure by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell passes initial policy test

SACRAMENTO – Barely 24 hours after its formal unveiling, a Senate policy committee today approved an increasingly popular plan to help keep young children out of jail and end unreasonable fees on families of incarcerated children.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Introduces Resolution Urging Turkey to Restore Properties to Armenian Church

March 21, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange, introduced Senate Resolution 29 today designating the month of April for commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.  The Resolution also calls on the Republic of Turkey to return confiscated church properties to their rightful congregations.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski's committee to review settlement of Volkswagen emissions scandal

March 20, 2017

Sacramento ­– A joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, chaired by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and the Transportation and Housing Committee will question the chief counsel of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on the impact of Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler emission scandals on California’s air quality and consumers.

Senator Henry Stern

Bill to Prevent SoCalGas from Resuming Gas Injections at Aliso Canyon Faces Key Vote

March 20, 2017

The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee will hear testimony and vote on Senate Bill 57 on Tuesday, March 21st.  The hearing comes after weeks of delay since the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee voted 7-2 in favor of the urgency measure.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Stern Holds First-Ever Interactive Senate Elections Committee Hearing

March 20, 2017

 
Participants in the first California State Senate Elections Committee hearing held at a high school shared their success stories on youth civic engagement with an audience of about 200 high school and college students and others on Friday, March 17.  Hundreds of students around the state also watched a live stream of the event and provided video testimony.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

March 20, 2017: Breakthrough bills seeking equity and justice for juveniles, adults introduced

March 20, 2017

Measures authored by Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell

SACRAMENTO – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell today introduced a package of bills to keep young children out of the juvenile justice system and fix longstanding inequity for youth and adults.

The two Los Angeles-area Senate leaders are joint authors on eight bills that together seek major justice reforms for juveniles and adults.