Who is Kamala Harris? Watch Standout Moments
Kamala Harris sits on the cusp of breaking one of the highest glass ceilings in American life!
Kamala has had her fair share of firsts.... she was the first Black woman elected as a California district attorney; California's first female attorney general; and America's first Indian American senator. Now she is She is the first Black woman and the first of South Asian descent appear on a major-party ticket. Oh and did I mention that she's a member of the FIRST Black Greek-lettered organization found for black women by black women in 1908?? Let's be very clear... :)
Below are additional facts about our democratic VP candidate:
- Born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964 (55 years old)
- Born to Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher from India, and Donald Harris, an economist from Jamaica
- Eldest of two children
- Graduated from Howard University (HBCU), majored tin political science & economics
- Law degree from the University of California, Hastings
- She's an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman
- Married to Douglas Emhouf (lawyer)
- they met on a blind date
- he has two children from a previous marriage
- In 2017, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California
- In 2003, Kamala became the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco (completed two terms)
- started a program that gives first-time drug offenders the chance to earn a high school diploma and find employment.
- elected as the first African-American and first woman to serve as California's Attorney General
- worked tirelessly to hold corporations accountable and protect the state’s most vulnerable people.
- won a $25-billion settlement for California homeowners hit by the foreclosure crisis
- prosecuted transnational gangs that trafficked in guns, drugs, and human beings.
Her message remains the same 'Kamala Harris for the people'.
Below are some of her most standout moments in debate:
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