Karen Bass, candidate for Los Angeles Mayor
Visited Hollywood Sikh Gurudwara
Los Angeles, Nov.08, 2022
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On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, current congresswoman and candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Ms. Karen Bass, visited Hollywood Gurdwara for the first time. Accompanied by various staff (and congressional security), Karen Bass was ushered into the inner worship area and sat near the podium.
As a final stop, Ms. Bass briefly went on to attend a small private reception at the nearby Anarbagh Indian restaurant located on Vermont Ave. Different members of the Sikh community donated checks to her campaign and some businessmen had questions about concerns which she gladly answered. And then she bid farewell as she traveled to next her engagement further south in Los Angeles.
Overall, it was a great visit and the beginnings of a mutual engagement between Ms. Bass and the Sikh community. This shall hopefully develop further into an ongoing and productive relationship in the long run.ren Ruth Bass is an American politician and social worker who has been serving as the U.S. representative for California's 37th congressional district since 2011.
The district, numbered as the 33rd district for her first term, covers several areas south and west of downtown Los Angeles.
Karen Bass with Kulbir Sumra, Dr Amarjit Marwa Hollywood Sikh Gurudwara at Vermont
The individual who formally introduced her to the sangat (congregation) was none other than Dr. Amarjit S. Marwah, himself a distinguished icon of the community. Dr. Marwah began by recounting his own experience from decades ago of befriending and politically engaging with the first African-American L.A. city councilman, Tom Bradley, who later became mayor and served as such for 20 years (from 1973-1993).
Not only the Sikh community, but the city needs strong and diverse leadership in a time of need. We wish Ms. Bass well and hope she succeeds in her quest to become mayor of Los Angeles. And nevertheless, we hope to have her come back to visit the Hollywood Gurdwara. The doors will always be open.