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Courage California Endorses Rep. Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor

Courage California has announced the endorsement of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Representative Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles. Rep. Bass currently serves as a U.S. Representative from California’s 37th congressional district and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“Courage California is proud to endorse Representative Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor,” said Irene Kao, Executive Director of Courage California. “Rep. Bass has long worked with Angelenos – as a frontline healthcare professional, activist, and public servant – to address the most urgent problems facing our communities. She is the one candidate running for LA mayor who has the leadership and trusted relationships to work with us to strive for equity, justice, and accountability that will impact us all for the better in our day-to-day lives from day one.” 

Courage California works with local and statewide partners to identify priority races, screens candidates based on their top issues, approach to passing progressive policies, and record of governance and leadership. 

Rep. Karen Bass stood out during Courage California’s endorsement process as a true champion of the diverse communities of Los Angeles, including at a mayoral candidate forum Courage California co-hosted with the National Union of Healthcare Workers in April. Rep. Bass has a decades-long track record of partnering with communities that are the most impacted by the social issues and injustices Californians face, and has exhibited dedication to securing investments for community solutions and programs. This is what matters to Los Angeles voters at the ballot box, and will be appreciated and valued once it’s time to work with her as the new mayor of Los Angeles. 

Courage California is dedicated to supporting and electing candidates who will actively champion our issues and communities, especially in the face of corporations and special interests and the inertia of a political system that doesn’t always serve our people well. 

Voters can learn more about the June 7, 2022 California Primary Election candidates in Courage California’s 2022 Voter Guide,

Courage California, formerly Courage Campaign, works to unite communities organizing for progressive change, fight the forces of corruption, and hold our representatives to account in order to ensure that California’s elected officials act with courage. Our community of members envision California as a model of progressive, equitable, and truly representative democracy that sets the standard for our country.


Angela Chavez