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Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Connects Hundreds of South Los Angeles  Residents to EMPLOYLA Career Opportunities
March 4, 2021
Councilmember Harris-Dawson hosted six EMPLOYLA jobs events aimed at directly connecting local employers to prepared job-seekers over the past. In collaboration with three South Los Angeles WorkSource Centers, hundreds of residents were able to learn about resume building, networking and virtual interviewing skills. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Celebrates Grand Opening of Navigation Center in Council District Eight
January 7, 2021
Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced the opening of the Navigation Center at 729 W. Manchester Avenue. This one-stop-shop will provide critical services to people experiencing homelessness and connect them to resources, such as employment opportunities and supportive housing. This project is funded at nearly $9 million thanks to HHH, a $1.2 billion bond issued by Councilmember Harris-Dawson and supported by millions of voters to create housing and provide services for individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Convenes Public Health professionals for Community Health Forum
October 22, 2020
Racism and inequality continue fueling coronavirus-related deaths among Black and Brown Angelenos. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson recently hosted a public forum for residents in South Los Angeles to hear directly from Black public health professionals about how to protect our community from COVID-19. ... read more »
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Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson on Restoring Justice with Protest Power to Break Cultural Addictions in LAPD
June 25, 2020
In the 60’s and 70’s, taking it to “The Man” was a norm for Black people. No jive. In 2020, the massive wave of protests got the whole world shook and the establishment asking, “What are we going to do to calm these people down?” Obviously, the constituents’ response today is trending. The spirit of our youth gets a 2020 soul clap. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Leading Through Crisis
March 26, 2020
We are in uncharted territory locally and on a global scale. The coronavirus pandemic is already having a drastic impact within our communities and the local economy. Fresh into his second term as City Councilmember, Marqueece Harris Dawson is helping our community adapt and persevere through this Coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson 1st Term in Review
February 6, 2020
We exist during a critical time in the history of this city and country. I was voted into office in 2015 behind our beliefs and strategies to improve the quality of life for residents in the Eighth District. For decades, our people, neighborhoods, streets and businesses have seen systemic disinvestment and neglect. District Eight is home to hundreds of thousands of residents with diverse needs, however we are connected by shared opportunities and challenges. During my first term in office, I prioritized equitable and transparent service delivery, quality jobs, safe streets and sustainable solutions to homelessness. As we stand at the intersection of past and future, I am confident in the positive direction our communities are headed. ... read more »
Earth, Wind & Fire Honored With a Proclamation Given By Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
September 19, 2019
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the city of Los Angeles honored the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire by debuting September 21 “Earth, Wind & Fire Day” after one of their most popular songs, “September.” ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Celebrate the Groundbreaking for Homeless Housing Development in South Los Angeles
September 12, 2019
The Pointe on Vermont, a 50-unit mixed-use affordable housing development with commercial space on the ground floor, also including a recording studio to keep the youth out of the streets. ... read more »
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L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Celebrate South L.A. Gay Pride
June 14, 2018
The event was attended by hundreds of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender South L.A. residents ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Hosts Massive Job Fair in South LA 
August 31, 2017
On Saturday, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson hosted his second annual job fair, called “Public Jobs for the People”. ... read more »
Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Joe Busciano Urge Gov. Jerry Brown to Fully Fund Prop. 47
March 9, 2016
In a unanimous vote led by Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson on March 1, the city council voted to urge Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers in Sacramento to fully fund Prop 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund (SNSF) in this year’s state June budget. ... read more »
Price, Ridley-Thomas, and Harris-Dawson lead charge to protect Blacks from menthol flavored tobacco 
June 24, 2021
Flavored tobacco products are moving closer to being banned from Los Angeles retailers with efforts led by the L.A. City Councilman Curren Price to protect the health of African Americans. ... read more »
L.A. Councilmembers Outline Community Benefits of City Budget Reinvestment
March 11, 2021
Change is coming to the L.A. city budget in the form of reallocating resources. While some people attribute the budgetary adjustment as a reaction to cries of “defund the police,” key drivers on the Los Angeles City Council insist that the modification is simply a matter of addressing the needs of the community. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson Provided Vaccines for the People
February 25, 2021
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, channeling his instincts as an organizer, launched a community-based effort to get South Los Angeles residents that are 65 and older vaccinated as quickly as possible. Harris-Dawson and his staff personally called nearly 1,000 seniors who had participated in the Emergency Senior Meals program that provided over 50,000 meals to seniors during the pandemic’s onset. This time, the councilmember was calling to connect them to local vaccines rather than free meals prepared by local restaurants. Despite the different goal, the team had incredible success calling residents 65 and older. Over 2,000 seniors and healthcare workers received vaccines at local sites across South Los Angeles as a result. ... read more »
LA City Councilmembers Curren Price, Kevin de León and Gilbert Cedillo Introduce Motion to Convert Convention Center into Possible Temporary Emergency Homeless Shelter
November 11, 2020
Sheltering our population experiencing homelessness is an urgent priority for the City. The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, published by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on July 20, 2020, reported that 41,290 individuals were experiencing homelessness in the City, an increase of 16.1 percent over 2019. Of this group, 28,852 individuals are unsheltered. ... read more »
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