Kamala Devi Harris (/ ˈ k ɑː m ə l ə / KAH-mə-lə, born October 20, 1964) is an American politician and attorney who has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. She is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election.
Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20, 1964) is the junior United States Senator from California.A member of the Democratic Party, she became one of California’s senators in the United States government in 2017.
Kamala Harris has taken stances on Indian legislation like CAA and Kashmir, which Indian government considers as an internal matter. Within weeks of India ending the special status of Kashmir on August 5, 2019, Senator Harris along with other leaders of the Democratic Party met members of the Kashmiri diaspora represented by an outfit called ...
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The family of Kamala Harris is an American political and academic family comprising several notable members. Kamala Harris's maternal ancestry comes from Tamil Nadu, India and her father is from Jamaica. She is married to a Jewish American lawyer from New York City.
Douglas Emhoff is the husband of Kamala Harris. He was born to Jewish parents, Michael and Barbara Emhoff in Brooklyn, New York. He lived in New Jersey from 1969 to 1981, moving with his family to California when he was 17. Emhoff graduated from the California State University, N
Cole Emhoff is the stepson of Kamala Harris through her marriage to Douglas Emhoff. He was born September 15, 1995 and is named after jazz musician John Coltrane. Emhoff graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Emhoff was an assistant at William Mor
Ella Emhoff is the stepdaughter of Kamala Harris through her marriage to Douglas Emhoff. She was born c. 1999 and is named after jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. In 2014, she was in the music video for Bo Burnham's song "Repeat Stuff." In 2018, Emhoff graduated from high school in Lo
Shyamala Gopalan is the mother of Kamala Harris. She was an Indian-American biologist and civil rights activist from Madras, India. Shyamala was born on April 7, 1938 to P. V. Gopalan and his wife, Rajam. A gifted singer of South Indian classical music, she won a national competi
Donald J. Harris is the father of Kamala Harris. He is a Jamaican-American economist and professor from Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica. Harris was born on August 23, 1938 to Beryl Christie and Oscar Joseph Harris. He grew up in the Orange Hill area of Saint Ann Parish, near Brown's Tow
Maya Harris is the younger sister of Kamala Harris. She was born in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and Montreal. She had her only child Meena Harris at the age of 17. Harris completed a bachelor of arts at University of California, Berkeley an
Meena Harris is the niece of Kamala Harris. She was born in Oakland, California in 1984. Harris completed a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a J.D. at Harvard Law School. She is a lawyer and children's book author. She founded a campaign to raise awareness on social
P. V. Gopalan was the maternal grandfather of Kamala Harris. Gopalan was a career civil servant, eventually serving as Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Rehabilitation. He was later deputed to the Government of Zambia and lived in Lu
Kamala Harris is of Indian descent on her maternal side and Jamaican on paternal side. Donald J. Harris claims to be descended from slaveowner Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown's Town, a claim Snopes rated as unproven pending further research. Snopes noted that Harris made errors in some of the vital dates he provided for births and deaths of his grandparents.
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The 2020 presidential campaign of Kamala Harris, the junior United States Senator from California, officially began on January 21, 2019, with an announcement on Good Morning America. Harris had widely been considered a "high profile" candidate for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries since 2016. Citing a lack of funds, Harris officially withdrew her candidacy on December 3, 2019. On March 8, 2020, Harris endorsed former vice president Joe Biden. Harris was chosen by Biden to be his r
Following the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, Harris was named as part of the "Hell-No Caucus" by Politico in 2018, along with Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, given she voted "overwhelmingly to thwart nominees for administration jobs", such as with Rex Tillerson, Betsy DeVos and Mike Pompeo; all of the Senators in this group were considered potential 2020 presidential contenders at this point in time. Prior to announcing her candidacy, sh
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21, 2019, Harris announced on Good Morning America that she would be seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Her campaign headquarters were in Baltimore, Maryland, with a second office in Oakland, California. Her campaign slogan, "Fo
On January 28, Harris introduced herself as a 2020 presidential candidate in a CNN town hall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. In the first quarter of her campaign, Harris announced the endorsements of five members of the California delegation in the U.S. House of Represen
On April 1, Harris delivered a speech at a labor dinner honoring state legislators in Sacramento, California where she listed workers benefits that would not have been made possible without organized labor and condemned rhetoric that described unions as "special-interest groups."
On November 27, Harris spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Des Moines, IA with fellow candidates Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker. She attended the Turkey Trot downtown and visited the Corinthian Gardens apartment, where Harris campaigned for President Barack Obama in 2008. Harris cooked a dry brined turkey herself. On November 29, The New York Times published an article detailing rifts in the Harris campaign, with "competing factions eager to belittle one another" loyal to either campaign manager Ju
Harris was the third office-holding African-American woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president, the first two being U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm in 1972 and U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun in 2004. Harris launched her presidential campaign forty-seven years to the day after Chisholm's presidential campaign. Harris paid homage to Chisholm's campaign by using a similar color scheme and typography in her own campaign's promotional materials and logo. If nominated, Harris would
Jul 07, 2020 · The Wikipedia page for Sen. Kamala Harris has been placed under "discretionary sanctions" after administrators discovered that the article had been edited over 500 times since early May.
Aug 13, 2020 · Read: Kamala Harris’s nomination reopens the wounds of 2016. A Wikipedia administrator then turned on a “semi-protected” feature that limited who could edit Harris’s page, which headed off ...
Aug 11, 2020 · Kamala Harris full name Kamala Devi Harris, is an American attorney, politician and a member of the Democratic Party. Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California, U.S.
Aug 11, 2020 · Kamala Devi Harris was born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964, the eldest of two children born to Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher from India, and Donald Harris, an economist from ...
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Kamala Harris is an American attorney and politician. She has been serving as the Junior Unite State Senator since 2017 for California. She has previously served as District Attorney of San Francisco and as the 32nd Attorney General of California.
Her date of birth is October 20, 1964, and she was born in Oakland, California. Her birth name is Kamala Devi Harris. She raised and spent her childhood in her hometown. Her mothers name is Shyamala Gopalan Harris and her fathers name is Donald Harris.
She started her career as a deputy district attorney from 1990 to 1998 in Alameda County, California. She began dating the California Speaker of the Assembly Willie Brown where she got the opportunity to meet many powerful personalities in California. She was recruited by Louise Renne in 2000, and she worked as chief of the Community and Neighbourhood Division.
Kamala carried the San Francisco City Attorneys Division for the three years on Families and Children. She made history in 2003 as she was the first woman, black and south Asian to achieve the San Francisco district, attorney. After serving as a head, she became successful to arrest the criminal by more than a half.
She has listed several issues in her campaign website which includes Civil Rights, Justice, and Equality For All, Criminal Justice Reform, Environment, Foreign Policy, and Higher Education.
She has been granted several honors in her professional career which includes Californias top 75 women litigators by legal paper the Daily Journal, Woman of Power by the National Urban League. She was awarded the Thurgood Marshall Award and the Aspen Institute offered her to serve as a Rodel Fellow.
She is currently serving as U.S. Senator from California. She was also assigned to Committee on Intelligence, Committee of the Budget, Committee on Environmental and Public Works, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Committee on the Judiciary.
In early 2010, a lab technician named Deborah Madden, a drug lab technician was guilted for removing the cocaine from the evidence sample and her admission ended the polices lab testing unit and dismissed the pending drug case. It was claimed that the District Attorneys office knew the technicians evidence tampering. Also, San Francisco Examiner claimed that the District Attorneys Office already updated about the situation before the public was told of the controversy.
She has got black eyes and brown hair. She is 5 ft. 2 inches tall and she weighs 59 kg. She has a body measurement of 35-26-36 inches. Her bra size is 34C and her dress size is 6(US).
She is active in social media as well. She has around 1.2M followers on Facebook, above 1.4M followers on Instagram and above 2.28M followers on Twitter.