Black History Month // Karen Bass

Karen Ruth Bass (born October 3, 1953) is an American Democratic politician. She represents California’s 37th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives; she was first elected in 2010. Bass represented the 47th district in the California State Assembly 2004–2010, and was Speaker of the California State Assembly 2008–2010 (second woman, third African American speaker).
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You can learn more about Karen Bass on her Website and hear her speak about why she was inspired to get involved in politics here.