Almost two decades ago Dee Dee began working in corporate America and started raising a family and Deana moved to Washington, DC. to work on Capitol Hill. Always having the heart of entrepreneurs, they founded Bass Public Affairs, a Washington, DC based communications firm that has helped community organizations, business leaders, entertainers and elected officials manage their media and amplify their voice.
Some of the nation’s most respected organizations and brands have called on them for their keen appreciation for writing, editing and messaging that appeals to diverse audiences.
The Bass Sisters believe the most powerful expression of our voice is our vote. They have been involved in politics since Dee Dee was 12 and Deana was 11 when they volunteered on their first political campaign. Taking on every job from phone banking to literature dropping, the Bass Sisters helped elect the first Black woman to the city council in their hometown Columbus, GA.
In addition to their work at Bass Public Affairs, they host a weekly podcast, Policy and Pound Cake. In each episode, they encourage listeners to #AttackPolicyNotPeople and to move beyond today’s cancel culture which is one of the biggest threats to democracy. Because a true democracy demands that all voices are heard, they aggressively promote civil discourse in the public square.
The Bass Sisters believe democracies work when the marketplace of ideas is stocked with vibrant views from the left and the right.