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Portrait of Karen Bass

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Karen Bass

CA-37 (D)
Congressmember Bass serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and has a strong record of impacting social change in her community and abroad. She served on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus, and is also involved in both the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. Her passion stems from watching the Civil Rights Movement with her father. She has worked to engage community residents in addressing the root causes of injustice. During the national economic crisis, she jump-started billions of dollars of infrastructure projects and championed efforts to improve foster care and quality health care for all Californians.
How does Karen align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Karen was proud to sponsor legislation to raise our nation’s minimum wage, and she supports California's efforts to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Congressmember Bass is working to make sure our criminal justice system is fair. In the legislature, she supported efforts to ensure that undocumented immigrants could have access to a driver’s license, and as Speaker of the Assembly, she worked to ensure that California DREAMers could attend college and pay in-state tuition. Congressmember Bass has been a long-time supporter of the LGBT+ community.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Karen has stood up against Republican attempts to defund the Environmental Protection Agency and dismantle the Clear Air and Clean Water Act. She is a strong advocate for access to comprehensive, affordable health care and will continue to fight against those who seek to limit women’s rights to comprehensive health care.
Background information
  • Health Care Provider
  • Woman of Color
  • Politician
  • Ceiling Crasher
  • Educator
  • Incumbent
Endorsements
Karen Bass has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party
  • Congressional Black Caucus PAC

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