|Name||Cindy M. Bass|
|Address||6836 Anderson Street |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119, United States
|| 00, 1967
Apr 26, 2007 05:40pm
|Info||Cindy M. Bass is a dynamic political strategist, community activist, public speaker and policy formulator. She is currently an elected Democratic Committee Person in the 22 nd Ward in Philadelphia , PA and an elected member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. In 2000 and 2004, Ms. Bass was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Currently, she is the Senior Policy Advisor on Urban and Domestic Policy to sixth term United States Congressman Chaka Fattah. Congressman Fattah is a nationally recognized expert on urban policy and education who sits on the powerful Appropriations Committee. Prior to joining Congressman Fattah's staff, Ms. Bass was Special Assistant to then State Senator Allyson Schwartz, who was recently elected to Pennsylvania 's 13 th United States Congressional seat. |
Ms. Bass was Political Director for Eastern Pennsylvania for the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000 and helped to increase voter turnout during the successful Mayoral election campaign of John F. Street in 2003. She has also held leadership roles within other campaigns including Philadelphia Field Director in 2000 for Allyson Schwartz for United States Senate and Campaign Manager in 2003 for Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown's City Council-at-large (city-wide) race.
Ms. Bass is Chairperson of the Turnout Tuesday Coalition. The Turnout Tuesday Coalition is made up of over 30 community based non-profit groups participating in non- partisan electoral activity in an effort to increase voter turnout and civic engagement among the public. During the 2004 presidential election cycle, the Turnout Tuesday Coalition worked to inform voters of new voting rules, their voting rights and on the importance of participating in the electoral process. As a result of their efforts, and in combination with other organizations, voter turnout in Philadelphia increased by more than 20% over the last presidential election, which was unprecedented. Consequently, Pennsylvania played a pivotal role in the outcome of the Bush/Kerry election.
Ms. Bass holds a deep commitment to increasing the role and the number of women and minorities in the political arena. She is a board member of The Philadelphia NOW PAC and the Metropolitan Career Center , as well as a former board member for the NARAL Foundation. She is also the co-chairperson for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women's National Public Policy Committee, and the chairperson of the Political Awareness Committee for this organization's local chapter. Ms. Bass is also a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the League of Women Voters, Democrat Women of Philadelphia, The NAACP, The Coalition of Labor Union Women, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and the steering committee for 2000 African American Women PAC. She is a frequent presenter and panelist at workshops and forums aimed at increasing the role and number of women and minorities involved in politics, education, business, and the health care arena.
Ms. Bass is the founder and honorary board chair for The Northwest Fund, a non-profit organization with a mission to build and maintain strong, safe communities in northwest Philadelphia . This is done through a number of proven strategies including partnering with neighborhood organizations, providing valuable crime and safety programs for the community and awarding grants to community based groups that work to reduce and prevent crime in northwest Philadelphia.
Ms. Bass is the Immediate Past President of East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN), one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation. EMAN was created to fight racial blockbusting and promote Mt. Airy as a diverse community. Today, Mt. Airy serves as a model for integrated neighborhoods nationwide.
Ms. Bass' dedication to improving the quality of life in the Great Philadelphia region through civic activism has not gone unnoticed— The Philadelphia Tribune newspaper in its annual Most Influential Issue named her as one of the 10 People to Watch under 40 in 2004; The Philadelphia Daily News profiled her as an Up and Coming Talent in Local Politics; and she has been invited to provide political commentary on various Philadelphia area media outlets such as WPVI-TV6's “Philly Live” and on WPHI, WHAT, WURD and WDAS FM & AM Radio. In 2005, Ms. Bass was selected by the American Council of Young Political Leaders to visit Brazil and meet with government officials and civic leaders to promote and enhance U.S-Brazil relations.