Anonymous Gun Buyback Program A Great Success

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On March 20, Councilmember Curren Price was on hand during an early morning call to action as a constant stream of cars were greeted by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers to safely accept guns and ammunition during an anonymous gun buyback event at the South LA Volunteers of America facility.
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This effort led by Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) provided cash cards to compensate for surrendering a firearm, including $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and a $200 gift card for assault weapons.
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At the end of the day, a collection of 140 handguns, rifles and assault weapons were turned in including ammunition, which will go on to help reduce gun violence in the community. 

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Providing District 9 Neighbors with COVID-19 Vaccinations and Food

On March 13, Councilmember Curren Price was joined by partners St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Labor Community Services and The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO at Exposition Park for a morning filled with serving District 9 neighbors.

During the drive-thru event, more than 2,000 community members received a 40lb box of food to help them get through the rough patch many are experiencing during the pandemic. An added resource to the event came in the form of vaccinations, administered by the St. John’s Mobile clinic, as they were able to provide 400 individuals shots to fight against the coronavirus.

“These community events are extremely crucial especially in districts such as the one I represent,” said Councilman Price. “I am proud to say that they will continue for as long as necessary.”  

Check out the video below from our friends at LA CityView35 featuring highlights from the Saturday event.

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Union Members Attend Mass Vaccination Event in CD 9

Councilmember Curren Price joined community partner Kedren Community Health Center in District 9 on March 13 to welcome union members for a Labor Vaccination Program.

Union workers with Service Employees International Union (SEIU), UNITE HERE! and AFSCME employed in various industries including hospitality, healthcare, childcare and janitorial were able to take advantage of the event targeted to individuals who live and work in CD 9. By the end of the day, more than 1,000 workers received their first COVID-19 vaccine.

Within CD 9, eligible residents, including those with underlying medical conditions, can contact Councilmember Price's District Office at (323) 846-2651 to make an appointment or request a ride to one of our mobile vaccination clinics. Individuals can also check their eligibility and make an appointment at VaccinateLACounty.com.

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