Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris "Her Questions Made Him Nervous"

photo via USA congress

Kamala Harris is a U.S. Senator from California. She was elected into the Senate in 2017 after being the first female Jamaican American/Indian American Attorney General of California. Kamala has now announced she wants to run for president. She broke records on the first day she announced for fundraising and has some famous endorsements already. Kamala is a leader and has founded many substantial programs for assisting those in need. She is truly a champion of the people she represents and has had to make tough decisions based on facts and evidence that weren't always popular. 

Born in Oakland, California in 1964, to her immigrant parents Mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who was a breast cancer scientist who immigrated to the United States from Madras, and her father, Donald Harris, is a Stanford University economics professor who emigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at University of California, Berkeley. [1] She has only one sister Maya Harris, and her parents divorced when Kamala was seven. Her mother moved her and her sister to Canada.

After graduating from  High School in Quebec in 1981, Harris attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. This is where she majored in political science and economics. At Howard, Harris was elected to the liberal arts student council as freshman class representative, was a member of the debate team, and joined the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Harris returned to California, where she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1989. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1990. [1]

Her legal career skyrocketed. Even though there were bumps along the way to Kamala becoming the Attorney General of Califonia. One of her first big wins was to an incumbent for the position of  District Attorney of City and County for San Francisco. She has fought for many years against prejudice, discrimination, and keeping large corporations held accountable for many indiscretions. She has fought for better legislation and the rights of prisoners and is opposed to the death penalty. She has done so much and been involved with so many different topics I can not name them all. 

After being California's Attorney General for several years, she decided to run for the United States Senate. In her short time in the Senate, she has proven to be a force to reckon with. Think back to when she questioned Jeff Sessions at a congressional hearing. He said, " Her questions made him nervous." She is not afraid to stand up and do what is right for the greater good. 

If you want to learn more visit https://kamalaharris.org/

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris

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