Past Events

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.

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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