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I am a member of Congress from Los Angeles. I am the highest ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. As I look around the world I grow more concerned by the day. We stand by as the bloody civil war in Syria reaches all new levels of brutality, and we bemoan the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls by religious extremists. I see a world seemingly divided into one of three camps: victimizer, victim and bystander. And what I fear most is that we have lost our ability to be outraged.
Ever since Congressmember Karen Bass first heard about the abduction of 200+ schoolgirls in Nigerian, she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and encourage the international community to bring the girls home safely.
Over the recent recess, Rep Bass joined Rep. Sewell and Senator Isakson in a 5-country visit to Africa led by Senator Chris Coons. The group visited Senegal, Mali, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Morocco.
This week, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass joined fellow members of Congress on a Congressional Delegation to Africa. Follow along...