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Oct 22, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

Issues: Civil Rights, Jobs & the Economy

Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women.

Oct 16, 2014

The Hill: US personnel will staff Liberian Ebola hospital

Issues: Health Care, U.S.-Africa Policy

A trio of House Democrats—including Rep. Karen Bass—concerned that there are not enough healthcare workers in Liberia called Wednesday for President Obama to allow U.S. troops to provide direct care to Ebola patients.

Oct 16, 2014

Los Angeles Wave: African Union leader outlines vision to modernize continent

Issues: Local Issues, U.S.-Africa Policy

At a community town hall meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission, told residents she and other African leaders wanted to change the world’s viewpoint of Africa.

Oct 15, 2014

The Hill: House Dems call for US troops in Africa to give direct Ebola care

Issues: Health Care, U.S.-Africa Policy

A trio of House Democrats is calling on President Obama to allow U.S. troops in West Africa to provide direct care to Ebola patients.

Sep 11, 2014

KPCC: California lawmakers have mixed response to Obama's Islamic militant strategy

Issues: Foreign Policy

Members of California's Congressional delegation had a mixed response to President Barack Obama strategy for dealing with Islamic militants, which he unveiled in a speech to the nation Wednesday night. Obama said he'll use airstrikes and send trainers and equipment to the region.

Sep 10, 2014

USA Today: Congress probes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Ray Rice case

Issues: Civil Rights

Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.

Aug 5, 2014

Voice of America: US Congresswoman to Meet African Political, Business Leaders

Issues: Foreign Policy, U.S.-Africa Policy

An adviser to U.S. House of Representative Karen Bass says the congresswoman will host African leaders and American business officials for the Growth and Opportunity in Africa forum on Tuesday as part of the ongoing U.S-Africa summit.

Aug 4, 2014

Brookings Institute: U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Begins, Key Members of Congress Say AGOA Must Be Reauthorized

Issues: Foreign Policy, U.S.-Africa Policy

In the opening panel, moderated by Vera Songwe, Rep. Karen R. Bass (D-Calif.) and Rep. Smith, who are ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, delivered remarks on the importance of Africa and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times: On Obama's private L.A. schedule: a meeting with Father Boyle

Issues: Criminal Justice, Local Issues

President Obama met privately with Father Gregory Boyle of Los Angeles' Homeboy Industries and four former gang members Thursday as part of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at lifting African American and Latino youths.

Jul 10, 2014

Los Angeles Wave: Beating video shocks South L.A. residents

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Local Issues

It looked like 1966 in South Los Angeles this week when the community galvanized into a united force to confront an issue many thought had long been overcome — allegations of police brutality against defenseless black citizens.

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