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Senator Holly Mitchell seeks to create political leadership roles for women

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State Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) says "health and human services has been the stepchild of the budget process forever.” KPCC

California Democrats wrapped up their 2014 state convention in LA this weekend. Talks focused on boosting voter turnout and bans on "fracking," one process for tapping natural gas reserves in the state.

But there was another prevalent issue for Senator Holly Mitchell: diversity. The Culver City representative is the only African American senator after Roderick Wright of Inglewood took a leave of absence recently.

And at the convention, Senator Mitchell spent time focusing on how to expand political leadership opportunities for black women. She joins us Take Two to talk more about it.


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