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Join Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson), Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) And Mayor Pro Tem Jawane Hilton (Carson) For a Town Hall on the Closure of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery

Many constituents of the 65th Assembly District are aware that the gates of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in the City of Carson were temporarily closed in July. We have met with California’s Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (CFB) repeatedly since those closures, as well as with the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).

Please join our offices for a Town Hall meeting on Friday, August 18 to discuss the cemetery. Attendance will be open to all.

Friday, August 18
6 - 7 p.m.

Prevailing in Christ Ministries
1609 E. Del Amo Blvd.
Carson, CA 90746

We appreciate the collaboration of the following individuals in hosting the town hall:

  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • Mayor Pro Tem Jawane Hilton
  • Prevailing in Christ Ministries

In addition to elected officials, I have requested that CFB and DCA staff attend this event and answer questions.

Please contact my District Office to get more information about this town hall, or to speak with us and voice your opinion. Call us at 310-324-6408 or write to

Assemblymember Mike Gipson Kicks Off Juneteenth with a Homeownership Fair for the Community

Learn About Homebuying Resources at Magic Johnson Park

Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Senator Steve Bradford and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will host H.E.R.E., a Homeownership Education Resource Event in South Los Angeles, with support from Ring. This free event is centered on making the home buying process easier for low-income residents in need of safe, secure and affordable housing. From 6pm to 9pm, there will be food, refreshments, workshops, and insightful information about the state funded CalHome program and services geared to educate and motivate a wave of first-time homebuyers in greater Los Angeles.

Friday, June 16
6 - 9 p.m.

Magic Johnson Park
905 E. El Segundo Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Registration is required and spots are limited. Light refreshments will be available.

H.E.R.E. not only kicks off our celebration of Juneteenth, but it is also one of the key events focused on advancing Black homeownership in the city. Nationally, there is a shortage of affordable homes for low-income families, and historic housing discrimination still affects communities. H.E.R.E. is breaking that mold as we know that homeownership is a key building block to bringing communities together, investing in stable, vital neighborhoods, and supporting the wealth, education, and health of individuals and families.

If you'd like to volunteer to help with the event, you may register online with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

H.E.R.E.'s informative programming encompasses:

  • First-time homebuyer education
  • Homebuyer counseling
  • Down payment assistance information
  • Free and low-cost home repair options
  • An opportunity to apply for a new Habitat LA home
  • And more!


Join us for an Informative Session on How to Plan for the Future

Seniors, caregivers and families are invited for an informative session on how to plan for the future. We have all witnessed the challenges that arise for seniors, caregivers and their families when attempting to protect assets from unexpected illness.

Now more than ever, it is imperative to secure healthcare, retirement planning, life insurance, trusts and more to put your mind at ease.

Please join my office, in partnership with Guaranteed, Compton Chamber of Commerce and many more for this FREE and informative event. My staff will also provide a constituent services presentation on how we can help you with state and legislative matters.

Saturday, May 6
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Program begins sharply at 9 a.m.

Compton Chamber of Commerce
700 N. Bullis Rd, Suite 70A
Compton, CA 90221

To RSVP: please contact Aide Castro at, call my office at 310-324-6408 or register online.

This event is free to attend and open to the public!

Join Us at This Year's AD 65 Autism Awareness Month 5k Run/Walk

Please join me for the 2023 Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk in Wilmington! In partnership with Providence, The Wilmington YMCA, SBCC and the Port of Los Angeles, we will promoting autism acceptance while providing a safe space for families to come together and have fun.

The 5k walk will include:

  • Stretches/warm up
  • Free Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk shirts (first come, first served)
  • Medals for the first 350 participants to finish
  • Music and entertainment
  • Family-friendly Easter egg hunt after the run/walk

This is a completely FREE event.

Free health screenings, including blood glucose tests will be provided by Providence.

We are aiming to create an inclusive environment where everyone can participate and feel welcome, especially individuals on the autism spectrum.

Saturday, April 8
8 - 11:15 a.m.

Wilmington Waterfront Park
1004 W. C Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my district office at (310) 324-6408 or email Bryan Martinez at

FREE Tax Preparation at Compton College

Join my office, the Board of Equalization, Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a free tax preparation event.

Saturday, March 11
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Compton College
1111 E Artesia Blvd.
Compton CA 90221

Appointments are required and are approximately 45 minutes.
Please contact my District Office at (310) 324-6408 to schedule your appointment.

Please be sure to bring the following:

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Remember: The last day to file your taxes this year is April 18.

Healing Circle: Moving Forward

My office will be hosting a Healing Circle: Moving Forward in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. As our office has done many times in the past, we are bringing the community together, along with local law enforcement, to share ideas on how we may heal from this unsettling event that has affected countless individuals.

The goal of our healing circle is to give those who are hurting a voice and a pathway to resilience.

Thursday, March 9
6 p.m.

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) – Phoenix Room
10950 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

FREE Cash for College Online Workshop

Do you need money to help pay for college? Please join my office in partnership with California Community Colleges and the California Student Aid Commission for a FREE Cash for College webinar focused on helping Black and African American students get financial aid for college.

Learn how to apply for financial aid with FAFSA, how to manage your money and much more.

Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act application by March 2, 2023 to qualify for the most financial aid available, including a Cal Grant, which is money to pay for college that does not need to be paid back.

Wednesday, January 25
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Register here

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What You Will Learn and Do

  • Learn about the FAFSA and why it's important
  • The California Dream Act application and eligibility
  • Important deadlines you shouldn't miss
  • Documents and paperwork you will need
  • Additional support from California community colleges, including campus food pantries, dorms, CalFresh and much more!

Who Should Attend?

  • High school seniors
  • Parents & guardians
  • Emancipated minors
  • Current and former foster youth
  • New and returning college students of any age

Three students in attendance will win a $100 gift card courtesy of iHeart Media.

Don’t forget! Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act application by March 2, 2023 to qualify for the most financial aid available, including a Cal Grant, which is money to pay for college that does not need to be paid back.

Community Swearing-In for Assemblymember Mike Gipson

Please join the Community Swearing-In Ceremony to be held in honor of Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, the duly elected representative of the 65th California State Assembly District.

Saturday, January 21
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 9 a.m.
Program begins at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles Harbor Community College
1111 Figueroa Place

The Oath of Office will be administered by the Honorable Karen Bass, Mayor of Los Angeles.

Join us as we celebrate the rich history and culture of the 65th California State Assembly District!

Let's Talk About It

On Wednesday, March 12, I will be holding a virtual conversation called "Let's Talk About It."

The purpose of this event is to elevate the voices of our youth on a variety of topics that are important to them. Whether it's police brutality, racism, or disparities in health access and care, our youth are hurting. As you well know, listening is essential in the process of healing. Our task for the evening is to make sure our young people are heard and resourced appropriately.

We will be having youth speak on what is keeping them up at night. The topics will vary but it's important that we listen to each of their experience and begin the process of healing. Also during the conversation, we will have California Assembly leaders from the following Caucuses: Women's Caucus, Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus, Legislative Black Caucus, Jewish Caucus, Latino Caucus, and LGBTQ Caucus. Additionally, we will have a social worker on the call to provide resources to all youth participating.

The Zoom event will be held on Wednesday, August 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will provide the Zoom link when you register.

RSVP Online

For other questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office at (310) 324-6408 or email us at

Thank you and we look forward to talking to you!

Let's talk about it