33rd Congressional District Candidate Karen Bass Receives Significant Endorsements from Los Angeles County Democratic Party, Culver City Democratic Club, Assembly District 47 Democratic Club
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
LOS ANGELES – Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) recently received endorsements from three influential Democratic organizations in the Los Angeles area, including the Los Angeles County Democratic Club, the Culver City Democratic Club, and the Assembly District 47 Democratic Club.
“I am pleased to announce my support for Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass in her campaign for Congress,” said Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) Chair Eric C. Bauman. “Bass demonstrates the wisdom, compassion, and leadership qualities necessary to continue the tradition of excellence long demonstrated by those who previously represented this unique Congressional district.” The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is the largest local Democratic Party entity in the United States, representing over 2.2 million registered Democrats and a population larger than 42 other states in the 88 and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
“After hearing from the candidates for Congress, the membership of the Culver City Democratic Club overwhelmingly voted to endorse Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass,” said Ronnie Jayne and Karlo Silbiger, President and Vice President of the Culver City Democratic Club. “Speaker Bass has been a leader on health care, foster care, education, and economic issues in our community and we will be working hard to send her to Washington.” Established in 1952, the Culver City Democratic Club has been a consistent supporter of leaders who espouse Democratic principles in the Culver City area on local, statewide and national levels of government.
“Karen Bass is the ideal candidate for our diverse community,” said Bob Manley, Sergeant at Arms for the Assembly District 47 Democratic Club. “We hope that she will be our Congresswoman for as long as she sees fit.”
“The approval of these Democratic associations is very important to me,” said Bass. “Their support illustrates my commitment to progressive ideals—ideals that have delivered results for Californians in the forms of job creation and infrastructure funding.”
As Speaker, Bass was able to deliver bipartisan results such as protecting 600,000 children from losing their healthcare, restoring the governor’s cuts to domestic violence programs and helping Californians remain eligible for continued federal unemployment benefits. Additionally, she helped fast-track federal economic stimulus legislation that aided Californians who have been affected by the national economic crisis and jumpstarted billions of dollars of infrastructure projects across the state.
Bass launched her congressional campaign two months ago after the incumbent, the Honorable Diane Watson, announced her retirement and subsequently endorsed Bass. In addition to Representative Watson, Bass has received endorsements from Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Controller Wendy Greuel and other elected officials and organizations including EMILY’s list.