Karen Bass (Courtesy Photo)

The Karen Bass for Mayor campaign is proud to announce a growing coalition of support from cultural and entertainment leaders including: Adam Rodriguez, Alfre Woodard, Aloe Blacc, Alyssa Milano, America Ferrera, Angela Gibbs, Ava DuVernay, Cedric the Entertainer, Chelsea Handler, Chris Silbermann, Colman Domingo, Connie Britton, Cristela Alonzo, Derek Fisher, Don & Bridgid Coulter Cheadle, D Smoke, Dulé Hill, Eric Ortner, Gil Robertson IV, Issa Rae, Jane Fonda, J.J. Abrams & Katie McGrath, John Legend, Kal Penn, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Kym Whitley, Lil Rel Howery, Magic & Cookie Johnson, Marla Gibbs, Norman Lear, Piper Perabo, Robin Thede, Rosario Dawson, Samuel L. and LaTanya Jackson, Stan Lathan, Steve McKeever, Tracee Ellis Ross and Yvette Nicole Brown. More names will be released soon.

“My friends in the entertainment industry are deeply passionate about so many of the critical issues that affect our city, from public safety and the housing crisis, to mental health, women’s rights, education and supporting underserved communities all across Los Angeles,” said Rep. Karen Bass. “We know that progress on important issues becomes possible when diverse groups of culture leaders come together as one voice to affect change. I am grateful to have all of their support as we continue this momentum towards the election and work together to create a better Los Angeles for all.”

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Bass is a proud daughter of Los Angeles who’s family ties to the entertainment industry date back to the early 1930s when her grandmother worked as an entertainer and teacher at MGM Studios. Currently, two of her brothers own entertainment industry-related companies.

“Karen is the only candidate who shares our democratic values, is committed to choice and has the experience and track record of tackling the difficult and complex problems affecting our city,” said Rosario Dawson. “I’ve seen her work first hand and I know how deeply she cares about Los Angeles; That’s why I’ve been inspired to see so many from the entertainment community recognize this and rally behind her.”

As Speaker of the Assembly, Karen led the fight to pass the Film and Television Tax Credit which she will continue to champion as mayor. Last month, the Congresswoman earned the endorsement of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees and Motion Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (I.A.T.S.E.). To learn more about Karen’s plan to support LA’s entertainment industry, go to https://karenbass.com/policies/business-and-jobs/.

Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass is building a coalition across every neighborhood in Los Angeles. She is the only candidate for Los Angeles Mayor endorsed by the Democratic Party. Since winning the primary, she has received more than 75 endorsements from community leaders, labor unions and elected officials including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. For the full list of endorsements, go to https://karenbass.com/endorsements/.