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Karen Bass
Kamlager Elected to Replace Ridley-Thomas in 54th District 
April 5, 2018
Kamlager’s career began at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, CA, where she programmed public art programs in each of the city council districts throughout Los Angeles. In 2002, she became the director of External Affairs at Crystal Stairs. She was responsible for the agency’s legislative, advocacy and public policy agendas as well as for its parent and provider advocate program, Community Voices. While at Crystal Stairs, she trained and mobilized community advocates, fought against state budget cuts to child care and helped raise the local profile of the organization and child care’s contribution to the local economy. ... read more »
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ‘Mother of the Nation’ Passes At 81  
April 5, 2018
One of South Africa’s greatest icons, anti-apartheid campaigner, and former wife of late President Nelson Mandela, Winne Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with an illness. Her death was confirmed on Monday, April 2.   ... read more »
Help or Harm? What the GOP Tax Law Means for Californians
Help or Harm? What the GOP Tax Law Means for Californians ... read more / view event »
Rep. Bass Hosts More Than 150  For Congressional Conversation  in Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights 
March 1, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held a Congressional Conversation to hear the thoughts and concerns of constituents living in Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights. ... read more »
CBC responds to Trump’s Racist Comment on S***hole Countries 
January 18, 2018
Earlier last week, president Trump referred to Haiti and other African countries as “s***hole countries” during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Continues the Fight to End Slave Auctions in Libya 
January 11, 2018
Since CNN’s International report exposed slave trading in Libya, Congresswoman Karen Bass and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have been among the many groups joining forces to bring about freedom and justice for slave trade victims. ... read more »
Libya Slave Trade, a Heinous Modern Day Slave Auction  
December 14, 2017
CBC joins Backlash against Libya Slave Trade  ... read more »
 Rep. Bass Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Libya Slave Trade 
December 7, 2017
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution that condemns the migrant slave auctions in Libya that were exposed in a recent CNN International report. ... read more »
Rep. Bass: Bill Handel Should Lose Job Over ‘Degrading, and Repulsive’ Remarks 
November 2, 2017
Rep. Karen Bass (D- Calif.) recently issued the following statement regarding radio host Bill Handel’s degrading remarks about her colleague, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida ... read more »
Forum Highlights Increased Engagement with Africa
October 5, 2017
Recently, Rep. Karen Bass hosted the Africa Braintrust at the 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
Jokes on Police Use of Force are no Laughing Matter  
August 3, 2017
Prior to the death of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Wakeshia Wilson, and Philando Castile, police brutality had been a heavy topic for Black America, dating back to historical events like the ‘1992 L.A. Uprising,’ the police beating of Rodney King, and the death of LaTasha Harlins. ... read more »
Bass Hosts Rep. Robin Kelly, on Black Women and Girls, for Roundtable Discussion in South Los Angeles
July 14, 2017
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently hosted Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) in Los Angeles for a roundtable discussion on Empowering Women and Breaking Down Barriers for Re-Entry. ... read more »
Congressmember Karen Bass Mobilizes and Organizes the African American Community to Resist Trump   
June 29, 2017
While Karen Bass continues to represent her district on Capitol Hill, she locally puts on her organizing hat to lead her community to resist the Donald Trump Administration through Sea Change, her Leadership PAC | FEC Committee and sits exclusively with the Sentinel to give us an update. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement on Trump’s “Stop Deciding To Be Poor” Budget
May 25, 2017
“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run" ... read more »
Foster Care Counts Honored Foster Parents & Children At 9th Annual Foster Mother’s Day Celebration
May 18, 2017
Foster Care Counts welcomed over 2,500 foster youth and their families at a celebration designed to give back to foster parents who dedicate their lives to helping children. ... read more »
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