Workshops Scheduled to Help CD 9 Individuals, Families Impacted by TPS Decision

The Trump administration’s announcement this morning to expel 260,000 Salvadorans who have lived and worked in the United States for more than a decade is unconscionable and heartless. There is no justification for this decision other than to push forward a heinous agenda that is inconsistent with American values and principles.

I am honored to represent a large number of Salvadoran families in Council District 9—many of whom will be negatively impacted by this announcement. This is one of the key reasons why my Office works hand in glove with partners like the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA). Because I wholeheartedly believe every hardworking, decent individual deserves a shot at the American Dream.

A final note to my constituents – we have a dedicated legal fund for CD 9 individuals and families that is here to help. Later this month, we will be hosting a FREE workshop in my District. For more information, please contact the telephone number below. 

Sincerely,

Curren D. Price, Jr. 

 


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Talleres Programados para Ayudar Personas y Familias del Noveno Distrito Afectadas por la Decisión de TPS 

El anuncio de Trump esta mañana de expulsar a 260,000 salvadoreños que han vivido y trabajado en los Estados Unidos durante más de una década es irrazonable y cruel. No hay justificación para esta decisión más que para impulsar una agenda atroz que es inconsistente con los valores y principios estadounidenses.

Tengo el honor de representar a un gran número de familias salvadoreñas en el Noveno Distrito, muchas de las cuales se verán negativamente afectadas por este anuncio. Esta es una de las razones por las cuales mi Oficina trabaja mano a mano con socios como Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA). Porque creo de todo corazón que cada persona trabajadora y decente merece una oportunidad para alcanzar el Sueño Americano.

Una nota final para personas que viven en el Distrito 9 – tenemos un fondo legal dedicado para ayudar a nuestros vecinos. Ademas tendremos a finales de este mes, un taller GRATUITO en mi Distrito. Para obtener más información, llame al número de teléfono a continuación. 

Sinceramente,

Curren D. Price, Jr. 

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Winter Wonderland Events Bring Snow and Smiles to South LA Families

This Holiday Season, Vermont Square and Central Avenue were transformed into a Winter Wonderland complete with snow, sleds, train rides, arts and crafts village, and a visit from Santa Claus himself. Did we also mention hundreds of free bikes and toys? Thank you to all of our partners who made these grand community events a reality.
To see photos from the community events, visit Councilman Price's flickr page here
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Happening this Weekend: Join the Festivities at Expo Center!

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Seeks Interest from Local Businesses

Calling all businesses for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the construction of the $1.2 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative. Hathaway Dinwiddie will host on Dec. 5 an outreach event for companies interested to learn more about how to get involved in the process. For more information, please see below. 

 

 

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Snow, Laughs and Fun Predicted for Vermont Square Park

 

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A Thanksgiving Message from Councilman Curren Price

 

When you gather around the table for Thanksgiving, it is my sincere hope that you have gratitude in your hearts and lips. And it is my deepest desire that you cultivate a spirit of joy, thankfulness and generosity that lives on past the Holiday Season. 

For me, I'm extremely delighted that my Office wrapped up another hugely successful Operation Gobble! My annual Thanksgiving campaign resulted in more than 1,300 turkeys and $1,000 in gift cards for neighbors who may be having a hard time finding reasons to be thankful this Holiday Season.

I also had the high honor to serve countless of families and seniors at community events happening around the 9th District in the last few days. And I'm reminded about the main reason I went into public service more than two decades ago-for the good of my country and all mankind.

So whether you're planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner, homemade tamales or panes con pollo, I hope we can all share one thing in common: a renewed commitment to family, brotherhood and humanity.

Lastly, I want you to save the date for our upcoming Vermont Square Winter Wonderland on Dec. 6 and Central Avenue Winter Wonderland on Dec. 13. Because community matters; neighbors matter; and only unity can help us heal from what has been a year filled with trials and tribulations. 

God bless us all. 


 

 

 

 

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CHIRLA Honors Councilman Curren Price for his Dedication to Defend Immigrants

Councilman Curren Price was honored by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) at its annual gala on November 16, 2017. The Councilmember was recognized for his unrelenting and tenacious efforts to protect the rights of all immigrants and his dedication to ensuring the American Dream is within everyone's reach.

"Taking a stand for immigrants’ rights is and always will be the right thing to do," Councilman Price said during his remarks. "For me there’s no greater investment than in the human element. What good is it for us to clean and fix our sidewalks, if families are too afraid to leave their homes?"

In March 2017, Councilman Price designated an unprecedented $1 million initiative to the pro-immigrant rights groups CHIRLA and Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) to expand legal services in his District.

The unique program set aside financial assistance to pay for the $725 citizenship application fees of individuals living in District 9. It also includes other immigration relief services such as DACA applications, family petitions and deportation defense for CD 9 residents. Moreover, the Ninth District program helps individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who are seeking alternatives to stay in the country legally. 

“My Office is committed to help as many people as humanly possible and do it in a way that benefits current and future generations to come,” Councilman Price stated.

For more information about immigration services and programs available to constituents living in Council District 9, visit CHIRLA's satellite office inside Councilman Price's Constituent Service Center on 43rd Street and Central Avenue. The CHIRLA South LA satellite location is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call (323) 846-1807 or via email at southla@chirla.org 

Please click here to view more photos of the CHIRLA Gala. 

  

 

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Councilman Curren Price & CARECEN Establish Hotline to Assist TPS Beneficiaries

In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program for Nicaraguans, Councilman Curren Price, in partnership with CARECEN (Central American Resource Center), announced plans to step-up local efforts to assist TPS communities being targeted. 

TPS beneficiaries are urged to call a Naturalization & TPS Hotline, established as part of a yearlong CD 9 program spearheaded by Councilmember Price. For questions about the program, please call (213) 814-5248.

CARECEN, which has been presenting a series of monthly citizenship workshops, said it will provide one-on-one assistance to TPS cardholders at the upcoming Dec. 9 event in South LA, as well as future workshops through next February. Appointments are highly encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted. The workshops on TPS will be held concurrently with citizenship application workshops in the Ninth District. 

At the TPS workshops, CARECEN will provide FREE legal services and give information on how individuals can protect themselves and seek alternatives to stay in the country legally. Financial assistance is available for people living in the Ninth District. 

“We are going to fight back against attacks to the TPS program,” said Councilman Price. “I want our friends and neighbors to know they're not alone, and we are here to help them.”

According to CARECEN, the decision this week affects more than 5,000 Nicaraguans who have lived and worked inthe United States under this protection for nearly two decades. At the same time, the Administration also stated that they have yet to make a decision regarding Honduran TPS, which affects more than 80,000 people. In January, a decision is expected to be made on the fate of Salvadoran TPS cardholders. 

 

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CityView Project Clears Key Hurdle

The City’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee voted Tuesday in favor of the mixed-use CityView development on Adams Boulevard and Grand Avenue by the Blue and Expo Line stations.

The project isn't like any other residential and retail development in South LA, said Councilman Curren Price, who represents the 9th District where the new development is being proposed. Councilmember Price called CityView a great example of a quality mixed-used, mixed income, transit-oriented development.

When built, CityView will provide 296 residential units, including 25 for very low-income families and three workforce affordable units. It also will include 5,000 square-feet of retail and restaurants on the ground floor. The project will result in hundreds of construction jobs and a robust partnership with the Vernon-Central WorkSource Center for local hiring.

“I'm ecstatic to be able to bring these kinds of quality projects to our neighborhoods," Price said. "Welcome to theNEW 9th; where projects like CityView are no longer out of reach, but rather ready and eager to come into our community to create something great!”

CityView is expected to go to before the full City Council for final consideration later this month. 

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Come join us at South LA's First Annual Veteran's Block Party

Join us to honor our beloved service men and women at the First Annual South LA Veteran's Block Party on Nov.12, 2017 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The family-friendly event will have food for sale (free for Veterans) and live entertainment by The Delfonics R&B singer, Norman Carter. The community event includes a Job and Resource Fair for African American & Latino Veterans in the South LA area. Stop by as we salute the heroes who so bravely fought for out country!

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