Press Release

The Collective PAC Endorses Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Collective PAC— the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation, and power across all levels of government– endorsed Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles, California.

Congresswoman Karen Bass has represented California in the United States Congress since 2011. Rep. Bass has been a longtime community advocate and a fighter for social and economic justice. She founded the Community Coalition, a community-based social justice organization, and the Los Angeles-based National Foster Youth Institute. Rep. Bass also served as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and introduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act – the most influential piece of policing legislation ever passed in Congress. If elected as mayor, Rep. Bass plans to address the crisis of homelessness by developing a comprehensive approach to the lack of housing, health care, job opportunities, and alcohol and drug treatment centers.

Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement: 

“Congresswoman Karen Bass has been a force for change in California for the past 30 years, and The Collective PAC is proud to support her historic bid to become the next mayor of Los Angeles. If elected, Rep. Bass would be the first woman and second Black mayor of Los Angeles. She has the experience and the passion it takes to lead Los Angeles into a new era of progress. Rep. Karen Bass is committed to the overall betterment of all Californians, and will create job opportunities, accessible housing, and improve healthcare. The Collective PAC is thrilled to endorse Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles and looks forward to helping her win.” 



The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward.

Over the past five years, The Collective PAC has endorsed and supported 300 successful Black candidates across the United States.