Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Encourages Community Networking at her Next “Walk n’ Talk” in Bell Gardens

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(Bell Gardens) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone to join her for monthly community “Walk and Talk” Saturday, February 7, 9:00am, at Ford Park, 8000 Park Lane, in Bell Gardens.

Assemblymember Garcia is pleased to announce that her monthly “Walk and Talk” will entail a new format which will bring government to people’s doors and offers its services instead of waiting for people to come to government. Community members will get a legislative update and then be paired up with a trained community leader to walk their neighborhood, knock on their neighbor’s doors, and share information about services offered through Assemblymember Garcia’s Downey District Office and her partner community groups. This is a great way for neighbors to catch up, share ideas, and build and expand community circles. 

This month’s special community guest will be Lideres De Bell Gardens, a Women’s leadership group from the community. Last year, as an organization they helped raise awareness on child and infant abuse by sharing research and giving presentations to members of the community. Each year Lideres de Bell Gardens selects a new topic by surveying residents and parents to meet the community’s interest.

In addition Assemblymember Garcia’s office will be taking donations that morning of new socks and underwear and travel sized toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.) that will be distributed to the homeless and those in need.

Interested community members are asked to meet in front of the Recreation Department Building at Ford Park at 9:00am, sharp.

This community walk is part of series of Saturday walks that are being held in cities throughout the 58th Assembly District.

Interested walkers can contact Assemblymember Garcia’s office at (562) 861-5803 and introduce themselves.

The 58th Assembly District includes the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia.