Representative of the United States Karen Bass (D-CA) threw his hat in the ring for the mayor of Los Angeles. The community organizer and activist hopes to become the first black woman mayor of the second largest city in the United States.
“Our city is facing a homeless public health, safety and economic crisis that has turned into a humanitarian emergency,” Representative Bass said in a statement confirming her intention to run for mayor. “Los Angeles is my home. Let’s do this – together.
The MP, who would only be the second sitting MP to become mayor of Los Angeles, has fought on behalf of the people since the start of her career. As a social worker in the 1990s, she created a community coalition called CoCo, which sought to address the economic and social issues facing the citizens of South Los Angeles through action and policy.
As a result, Representative Bass was elected to the California State Assembly, and in 2008, she became the first black woman in U.S. history to serve as chair of a legislature in the United States. State.
Today, Representative Bass is known to have introduced the George Floyd Justice in Police Act. The bill encourages widespread changes in the current United States police system. It was adopted by the House of Representatives in March 2021.
The bill introduced by Representative Bass would end qualified immunity for law enforcement officers, create a national police misconduct registry, ban racial profiling, and create other sweeping changes. The law would also redirect law enforcement funding to community support for mental health and addictions.
However, despite bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act recently and suddenly was killed by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) who would not support ending qualified immunity for law enforcement. While several lawmakers tried to reason with Senator Scott, he ultimately refused to support the bill.
Meanwhile, Representative Bass is committed to continuing to fight for the people she represents – and those she hopes will be her constituents in the future. The former president of the Congressional Black Caucus intends to support all citizens of Los Angeles through coalition building and community support. ” I have spent my whole life bringing groups of people together in coalitions to solve complex problems and produce concrete change, “she said in a statement,” and with all my heart I am ready.