Hundreds of people came out on February 26, for the Inaugural Address and Community Resource Fair for newly elected Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove.
The event was held at The Beehive, a popular complex in South L.A. filled with Black-owned businesses such as a craft brewery, an art gallery, a technology collaborative and a health-conscious restaurant.
Kamlager-Dove, who staged her event in the venue’s scenic courtyard, used the occasion to hold a swearing-in ceremony, deliver her inaugural address, and share information about opportunities available to her constituents. The resource fair featured representatives of nonprofits, businesses and agencies that outlined potential amenities for community members and a local band provided captivating music.
Several elected officials attended the ceremony including State Senator Steven Bradford, State Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, and L.A. County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell. L.A. Mayor Karen Bass administered the oath of office to Kamlager-Dove as the congresswoman’s husband held the Holy Bible.
Kamlager-Dove, who was elected to the office previously held by Bass, served in the California Senate and the State Assembly prior to winning the race to represent the 37th congressional district. Throughout her career, she has been an unwavering advocate for social and economic justice for minority communities.
In her new position, Kamlager-Dove is the U.S. Congresswoman for Culver City, Inglewood, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods encompassing Baldwin Hills, Beverlywood, Century City, Crenshaw, Exposition Park, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Mid-City, Pico-Robertson, University Park, Vermont Knolls, Vermont Square, View Park-Windsor Hills, and West Adams.