Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Kamala Harris picks Indian-American as Press Secretary

She comes from a family deep-rooted in American politics.

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Kamala Harris, vice presidential candidate to Joe Biden’s campaign, has picked Indian-American Sabrina Singh as her Press Secretary. Singh was previously on the communications team of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

32-year-old Singh has worked as spokesperson of two Democratic presidential candidates in the past -New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg.

“Can’t wait to get to work and win in November!” Singh said in her announcement on social media.

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Besides being a top aide to Democratic National Convention Chairman Tom Perez, Sabrina Singh has also overseen party’s coalition programs and several other important activities.

She comes from a family deep-rooted in American politics. Her grandfather J.J. Singh was the head of India League of America, a non-profit championing the interests of the Indian-American community.

J.J. Singh is credited with influencing the change in the racially-based immigration policy of the US in the 1940s: President Harry Truman signed in 1946 the Luce-Celler Act to allow the US to take in 100 Indians per annum.

Meanwhile another South Asian has joined Kamala Harris’ team as advisor – the SriLankan heritage Rohini Kosoglu. 

Kamala Harris is the first candidate of Vice President of the US of South Asian descent. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, is a cancer researcher from India and Donald Harris is an economics professor with Jamaican roots. She was picked as the running mate to Joe Biden for the 3 November election, in a historic move that marked a breakthrough for Indian-Americans in US politics.

Kamala Harris was a presidential aspirant herself until last year. She dropped out of the race because of lack of popular support and funding.

READ ALSO: Kamala Harris is Biden’s choice for VP

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