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Published on Mar 15, 2019
Holly Mitchell is a California State Senator representing the 30th State Senate District in Los Angeles. We talk about her perspectives as a black woman in politics today, encouraging more women to run, her work as the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, and talk about peace officer use of force standards.
INTRO 1:30 - Speaking at SXSW 7:10 - It is a seven-day a week responsibility 10:15 - Mansplaining 12:15 - Maybe I am angry, there is a lot of stuff for me to be angry about (the tragic death of Victor McElhaney,) 16:35 - Hands off my poontang 18:23 - Does a growing legislative woman’s caucus and women such as Atkins & Lorena in positions of power help take the edge off of the challenges you feel? No. 21:10 - Running for LA County Board of Supervisors 26:32 - What does USC need to do to right the ship? 28:10 - Recovering the health of the state budget from 2010 - current day. 30:10 - One billion dollars to early childcare education (restoring 2008 levels) is not necessarily enough. 32:50 - Why does California have the highest child poverty rate in the nation? 34:23 - Senator Mitchell’s plan to eliminate deep childhood poverty in California 35:45 - Reaction to Governor Newsom’s budget 37:00 - Members attempting to leverage the state budget vote to extract $$$’s for their pet projects 42:15 - Christmas in July 44:10 - The sheer number of black and brown men and women who are gunned down and murdered at the hands of law enforcement indicates we need systemic reform 45:20 - My mother was a cop 47:20 - AB 392 (Weber) - Use of force standard 47:45 - I would think that small-government republicans wouldn’t want armed agents of the state murdering citizens 48:50 - SB 230 Wrapping up