Meeting of the Minds 2020 - Critical Impact September 8 - 10 2020
Born and raised in Watts, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson always knew that he wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of those he encountered throughout his community and beyond. His undeniable passion for public service propelled him to serve as council member for the City of Carson for nearly a decade before transitioning to the California State Assembly.
Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Gipson has championed many budget priorities since taking office, including establishing the first state earned income tax credit for working families; repeal the maximum family grant that will lift 135,000 children out of poverty; and approve a path to $15/hour in California. He also passed comprehensive transportation legislation; spearheading a historic cap and trade package; combating homelessness and serving as lead assemblymember on curbing gun violence.