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)

Gipson Denounces Supreme Court’s Reversal of DACA

SACRAMENTO, Calif --- Assembly Caucus Chair Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) released the following statement:

“The United States Supreme Court has managed to roll back the DACA status of children of undocumented immigrants. The majority of DACA recipients are right here in California, more than 220,000. This is the only home they have ever known.”

35TH AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES CONTINUES ITS MARCH TO END THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC AT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES’ GRAND PARK WITH THE SUPPORT OF ELECTEDS, CELEBRITIES, ADVOCATES, SPONSORS & COMMUNITY

An excerpt from Yahoo Finance

Alex Medina, APLA Health

Los Angeles, Oct. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today AIDS Walk Los Angeles held its 35th annual walk that raised vital funds that help to build support and awareness of the continuing need to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Ten thousand participants, volunteers and sponsors raised nearly $1.6 million. Individuals are able to increase that amount by donating before November 15, 2019.

More Californians can seek gun removals after Newsom signs new firearm laws

An excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — California will expand its landmark gun violence restraining order law, allowing co-workers and employers to ask a judge to take away someone’s firearms and extending the maximum length of the bans.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed four bills Friday to bolster the restraining order program, which now allows police, immediate family members and roommates to request that a judge temporarily confiscate firearms and ammunition from people they believe pose a danger to themselves or others.

Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Stem the Tide of Untraceable Firearms

SACRAMENTO, Calif --- A measure authored by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), Assembly Bill 879 responds to the state and nationwide proliferation in untraceable firearms, commonly referred to as “Ghost Guns”, and the ever increasing human toll these illegal weapons continue to take on our society.