View Congress Member / SenatorName: Karen Bass
Position: House (CA, 37)
Staffer: Heather Zenone
Address: 2059 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 13 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Sophie Poost writes on 4/19/2019 at 3:52PM:
On 4/19/19 S. Poost sent the following email to Heather Zenone:
A few members of ADAPT, myself included, stopped by the office last week in hopes of speaking with you about the Disability Integration Act or HR. 555. My cohort sent you an email soon after asking that Representative Correa cosponsor the Disability Integration Act in this Congress. I am reaching out to you to see if you have had the chance to review the legislation and make a decision about cosponsorship. Attached is a one-pager on the bill to help refresh your memory. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner???s office.
Sophie Poost writes on 4/09/2019 at 10:31AM:
On April 9, S. Woodward, S. Poost, and K. Carroll stopped by the office to ask that the Representative cosponsor again. They were told Heather Zenone was not available and would not be available the rest of the week. K. Carroll sent a follow up email.
Sophie Poost writes on 3/20/2019 at 4:12PM:
On March 20, Sophie Poost sent an email to Heather Zenone and Janice Bashford asking that Representative Bass consider cosponsoring the bill again.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Heather Zenone (firstname.lastname@example.org) asking whether Representative Bass would be an initial co-sponsor of DIA if elected to the next Congress.
Lindsay Baran writes on 8/01/2018 at 4:01PM:
From Sheryl Grossman, 7/17/18-
Met with Janice Bashford, Leg Dir/COS. They told us months ago that they had turned in paperwork for signing on to DIA. I followed up today after an email alerted me to the fact that it is not on congress.gov. Both the Congresswoman and Janice are out of the country for a few weeks, but the front desk staffer remembered me and remembered the mini-celebration in their office that day. She said she would check into it because she thinks they are signed on to that already as well. I checked with Amy Bos who is going to see if it was missed somehow and regardless will reach out to Karen Bass??? office on this issue. We should follow up just to make sure this gets cleared up.
Ellen Taverna writes on 7/05/2018 at 9:53AM:
Ellen Taverna and Gregg Beratan dropped off DIA materials on 6/28. Bass's Legislative Fellow, David Hong was not available to meet. Ellen will follow up with David Hong in mid-July - David.Hong@mail.house.gov.
Ericka Jones writes on 6/25/2018 at 2:48PM:
Changed contact from Janice Bashford (Janice.Bashford@mail.house.gov) to Heather Zenone.
Ericka Jones writes on 5/31/2018 at 4:51PM:
ADAPT met with staffer, Seth, on May 16th. Follow up with Heather Zenone, Senior Policy Advisor at email@example.com
Laura Halvorson writes on 1/24/2018 at 4:18PM:
1/24/17: Sheryl stopped by Bass's office. Janice "I have not forgotten about you--we had to do CHIP and Community Health Centers first, then she flew out of town. Keep coming, keep bugging me"
Laura Halvorson writes on 12/15/2017 at 5:15PM:
12/13/17: Sheryl and Laura met with Janice on Bass's staff. Gave handout and she took notes, put DIA in calendar to bring up with Bass. Follow up by end of next week?she won't see the congresswoman, but plans to bring up DIA for sign on during her travel, before the recess. Needs follow up.
Legislative Director/Chief Counsel
Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37)
2241 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Bruce Darling writes on 9/27/2017 at 3:30PM:
On September 27th, ADAPT members - as part of the Fall Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act and asked that the Member of Congress cosponsor this legislation.
Bruce Darling writes on 5/17/2017 at 4:45PM:
On May 17th, ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act and asked that the Member of Congress cosponsor this legislation.
Stephanie Woodward writes on 4/13/2016 at 11:02AM:
On April 13, 2016 ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act which has already been introduced in the US Senate and asked that the Member of Congress become initial cosponsor this legislation in the House.