AD64 Budget Wins 2021

Asm. Gipson Brings Home $2.238 billion for AD 64

  • $3 million for Carriage Crest Park in the City of Carson for improvements on existing facilities and renovations of the recreational building.
  • $10 million for Center Avenue in the City of Compton to help improve stormwater management, increase recreational opportunities, and expand green space along Compton Creek.
  • $10 million for Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital to support critical treatment services focused on the aftermath of COVID-19, an increase in behavioral health counselors, and overall workforce development.
  • $15 million for the Student Success Coach Grant Program to support AmeriCorps partners, like City Year LA, in addressing the social-emotional and academic needs of low-income students. (AB 235 - Student Success Coaches)
  • $50 million for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for infrastructure development.
  • $300 million commitment by the Governor to dedicate ongoing funding for public health, including Health Equity, beginning in 2022-2023. (AB 1038 - Health Equity Fund)
  • $350 million for the Teacher Residency Grant Program to recruit and retain new teachers, and to increase diversity in the workforce. (AB 520 - Diversifying the Teacher Workforce)
  • $1.5 billion for the new Educator Effectiveness Block Grant Program to support teacher and staff professional development, offering structured feedback and coaching systems around social-emotional learning, promoting teacher social awareness, and to create diverse learning environments. (AB 520 - Diversifying the Teacher Workforce)

New Bill Aimed at Closing a Dangerous Legal Loophole for Homemade Ghost Guns

An excerpt from NBC Southern California

By Lolita Lopez and Josh Underwood-Davis

New legislation is aimed at closing a legal loophole blamed for the proliferation of untraceable, homemade guns in Southern California.

So-called ghost guns cannot be tracked, allowing some to fall into the hands of criminals. They can be purchased online, delivered in pieces and assembled at home -- no background check required.

Asm. Mike A. Gipson on the Passing of John Singleton

CARSON, Calif --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson today released the following statement on the passing of director, screenwriter, producer and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity:

“John Singleton leaves a legacy of excellence in filmmaking and portraying the Black urban experience. I am proud to say that he is also my Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity brother.

Rise in California homeless killings leads lawmaker to revive hate crime bill

An excerpt from the Sacramento Bee

It’s dangerous to be homeless in the Golden State. Homeless people make up less 1 percent of Los Angeles’ population, yet accounted for 16 percent of the city’s homicide victims last year, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

Often, that violence is carried out with extreme brutality, according to National Coalition for the Homeless.

In May 2016, four people in beat a homeless man to death over the course of three days in San Francisco.

Asm. Mike Gipson will host a 5K Run/Walk to Raise Awareness for Autism

Wilmington, Calif. --- Grab your running shoes! Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) will host a ‘5K Run/Walk for Autism’ to commemorate National Autism Awareness month and to raise awareness for autism on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wilmington Waterfront Park.