Karen BassSpecial Guest. Karen is a proud daughter of Los Angeles. She was raised with three brothers in the Venice/Fairfax area of Los Angeles and is the only daughter of DeWitt and Wilhelmina Bass. Watching the Civil Rights Movement on television with her father initially sparked her interest in community activism. It was at that time that she made a lifet...Read moreime commitment to fighting for social and economic justice.
Alex PadillaSpecial Guest. The proud son of immigrants from Mexico, Senator Alex Padilla believes in giving everyone a fair shot at the American dream. A progressive problem solver, Alex has dedicated his career to finding solutions to the toughest challenges and fighting for communities that are too often left out and left behind.
Mark GonzalezSpecial Guest. Mark Gonzalez has long been active in Democratic politics, leading the charge on some of the most important political victories in Southern California. He is currently Chair of
the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, a position he has proudly held since October
2017. LACDP is the largest local Democratic Party in the country and one...Read more of the most
influential, serving over 3 million registered Democrats.
Tony CárdenasRaised by hard-working immigrant parents, Tony Cárdenas was brought up with simple ideals – that integrity and dedication were the keys to success. These are the qualities that he has brought to his career as a public servant, and he continues to offer that today as a United States Congressman.
Ted LieuTed W. Lieu represents California’s 33rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Ted is serving in his fourth term in Congress and currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was also elected by his Democratic Colleagues this Congress to serve as a Co-Chair of the Demo...Read morecratic Policy and Communications Committee for a third time. Ted is a former active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force. Following active duty, Ted served in the Air Force Reserve, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 2021.
Miguel SantiagoMiguel Santiago was first elected in November 2014 to represent the 53rd Assembly District, one of the most vibrant and diverse districts in California. AD 53 encompasses Boyle Heights, Downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, Pico Union and the surrounding areas.
Miguel was born in Los Angeles to hardworking immigrant parents. He was the first in his fam...Read moreily to graduate from college, earning his degree at the University of California in Los Angeles. At a young age, Santiago jumped into community organizing and public service – driven by a commitment to making healthcare and housing more affordable for all Californians.
Tina McKinnorAssemblymember Tina McKinnor (D - Inglewood) was elected to the California State Assembly in June 2022 representing the cities and communities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lenox, Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, Venice, West Athens, Westchester and Westmont in Los Angeles County.
Prior to becoming an Assemblymember, Tina McK...Read moreinnor was a small business owner and the Civic Engagement Director for LA VOICE, a multi-racial, multi-faith, community-based organization dedicated to equity and abundance for all.
María Elena DurazoMaría Elena Durazo serves in the California State Senate, representing the 24th State Senate district, which encompasses Central Los Angeles and East Los Angeles.
Prior to being elected to the State Senate, she served as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. She currently serves as the Executive Vice Pre...Read moresident of the governing Executive Council of the national AFL-CIO and as a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Jimmy GomezCongressman Jimmy Gomez proudly represents California’s 34th Congressional District, one of the most diverse and culturally rich districts in the country. In the 117th Congress, he serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sits on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means, and serves as an Assistant Whip for the Ho...Read moreuse Democratic Caucus. Congressman Gomez is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), and Future Forum.
Mariachi Lindas MexicanasMariachi Lindas Mexicanas was founded in Boyle Heights, California in 2007 by Maricela Martinez.
With the undertaking to present a professional mariachi group with not only a traditional and extensive repertoire; but one that also offered a level of musicianship of high quality , exceptional customer service and that was available for a wide rang...Read moree of events.
Every performance by these gifted women is filled with passion, beauty, charisma and demonstrates their love for their art and culture.
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