Public service with a smile and a spine is something Westsiders have been electing Karen Bass to deliver for 20 years. Now as she runs for Mayor, residents of Northeast L.A. are getting our first chance to consider her as a candidate.
On Saturday, May 14, from 3 to 5 pm, members of East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) are hosting a reception in Eagle Rock so that local residents can meet Rep. Bass. In the club’s endorsement voting in February, Rep. Bass won 86 percent of votes from nearly 200 EAPD members of the East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) who cast ballots by mail.
Attendees at the May 14 gathering are invited to bring their official ballots for the primary election and complete them on site in consultation with the full list of club endorsements. These include Robert Luna for Sheriff, Hydee Feldstein Soto for City Attorney, Mia Livas Porter for Assembly, Dr. Rocío Rivas for School Board, and 3 candidates for the 3 seats on Glendale City Council: Elen Asatryan, Anita Quiñónez Gabrielian, and incumbent Dan Brotman. Patrick Hare, a public defender and local resident, also earned club members’ endorsement for election as a Superior Court judge.
“Rep. Karen Bass was a healthcare worker at LAC + USC Medical Center,” says EAPD president Hans Johnson, citing the Democrat’s extensive resume before politics. “She spoke up for public education, women’s and LGBT equality, and high-quality medical care for all and against gun violence, pollution, and police abuse. She carried these same priorities to top jobs as Assembly Speaker in California through the worst of the 2008 recession and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill. Now she is coming home to solve the crises of homelessness, racial inequity, and civic rot aggravated by the very racketeering we witnessed here in the 14th Council District. All Angelenos can trust the founder of the Community Coalition to bring our communities together and build the coalitions needed to improve our lives and make honest government work for the people. Doesn’t she deserve a chance to do the job?”
Space is limited at the May 14 gathering for Karen Bass for Mayor, which will be held safely outdoors. RSVP is required to secure your spot. Please send an email to EAPD.LA@gmail.com with your name, address, and phone number. We hope to see you on May 14.