HEART OF LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB ENDORSES REPRESENTATIVE KAREN BASS AND STATE SENATOR HOLLY MITCHELL FOR REELECTION
Endorsements are “firsts” for the new Los Angeles County based feminist Democratic Club
Los Angeles County, CA - Ahead of the 2018 elections, The Heart of LA Democratic Club (HLADems) voted to Endorse Representative Karen Bass (CD-37) and State Senator Holly Mitchell (State Senate District 30) for reelection. Recommended by HLADem's executive board and approved by membership, the endorsements are the firsts for the young club, which was founded in March 2017.
In a statement, Representative Karen Bass said, “Honored to receive the Heart of L.A. Democratic Club's first endorsement along with my friend, State Senator Holly J. Mitchell. Their mission is tried and true -- women should be fully and equally represented both in the political community and the national body politic. I look forward to continuing this mission in 2018.”
HLADems Endorsement statements:
REPRESENTATIVE KAREN BASS Representative Bass (California District 37) has shown true leadership on issues of great importance to women and families, and global equality. She is a champion for foster children, having created in her first term the bipartisan Congressional Foster Youth Caucus along with co-chair U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), which aims to transform the foster care system in America. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi selected Representative Bass to serve on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus, and she serves as the Second Vice Chair for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 115th Congress. Representative Bass’ dedication to transparency and communication with her constituency is unrivaled.
STATE SENATOR HOLLY MITCHELL Senator Mitchell (California State Senate District 30) has shown dedication to issues impacting women and children, especially working individuals and families living in poverty, and advocates legislative policy to meet their needs. She has also been a champion of juvenile justice reform, and has worked to improve the state’s health and education systems. In her work at the Capitol, she balances business, human and environmental needs to expand economic opportunity while protecting natural resources. Senator Mitchell has been recognized as Legislator of the Year.
Heart of LA Democratic Club Founded in March 2017 on the heels of the Presidential election, the Heart of L.A. Democratic Club was founded in recognition of the growing awareness within the Democratic Party that women should be fully and equally represented both in the political community and the national body politic. Heart of L.A. Democratic Club is open to all Democrats who subscribe to our goals and purposes regardless of their gender identity. The mission of the Heart of L.A. Democratic Club is to make the Democratic Party, the body politic and its elected officials responsive to, and responsible for, the needs of all people, particularly, though not exclusively, women in our community. In addition to endorsements, HLADems actively participate in political advocacy, voter and community outreach, and hold monthly meetings where they host guest speakers who are experts on issues such as running for political office, the political process, how bills become laws, homelessness, and more. For more information about The Heart of LA Democratic Club, visit HeartLADems.org.