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Rep. Karen Bass on women, politics, and this moment in history – The Christian Science Monitor

When she was 14, Karen Bass signed her mother up to be a precinct captain in the 1968 presidential campaign, then did all the door-knocking herself. The congresswoman from Los Angeles attributes that motivation to her father – watching the news with him, trying to understand the civil rights movement, civil disobedience, and the brutal attacks on Black people.

While voting in her family was considered “a ritual that was absolutely a must,”

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