Please disable your adblock and script blockers to view this page

'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action


AP
the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Berkeley
Supreme Court
something.”___Harris
Howard University
the San Francisco Museum
Schaaf
California Assembly
Human Rights Watch
Senate
Trump
White House
the University of California at Berkeley
McGill University
Harris said.“She
the Divine Nine
Associated Press


Kamala Harris
Joe Biden’s
Aaron Peskin
Harris’
Donald Trump
Brett Kavanaugh
Shyamala
Maya
Libby Schaaf
Getty
Willie Brown
Terence Hallinan
Debbie Mesloh
are?’” Harris
Dianne Feinstein
John Raphling
Jessica Bartholow
Trayvon Martin
Michael Brown
Beau
Beau Biden
John Kelly
Nathan Barankin
Donald Harris
Shyamala Gopalan
Kamala Devi
Maya Lakshmi
Martin Luther King Jr.
Frederick Douglass
Harriet Tubman
Howard
Doug Emhoff
Brian Slodysko


Black
Asian American
Democratic
Republican
Democrats
Americans
up,’
Republicans
Indian
South Asian
Pentacostal
Yiddish


Bay Area
Afro Caribbean descent


the Western Center on Law & Poverty


SACRAMENTO
Calif.
Berkeley
California
the United States
America
Oakland
Alameda County
San Francisco’s
Kamala
U.S.
Delaware
Jamaica
India
Toronto
Black
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Khive
Momala
Philadelphia
Washington


the Vietnam War

Positivity     42.00%   
   Negativity   58.00%
The New York Times
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/8f505cd195541a6cd4381687d9c4ebfd
Write a review: Associated Press
Summary

Now she’s back in an election she calls the most consequential of her lifetime.“My mother Shyamala raised my sister Maya and me to believe that it was up to us and every generation of Americans to keep on marching,” Harris said Wednesday in her first speech after Biden announced his selection. Do something.”___Harris seemed bound to rise in politics from the very earliest days of her career.She was a Howard University graduate without family wealth or high-powered ties when she returned to her native Bay Area for law school and took a job at the Alameda County District Attorney’s office in 1990. They launched a mentoring program to connect inner-city students interested in fine arts with museum members, giving the kids access to one of the city’s elite institutions.“I love to say that Kamala has been fighting for the people long before anyone was looking,” Schaaf said.Among Harris’s friends and later political backers were members of the Getty family of oil fortunes and then-California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown. She promised to bring more attention to domestic violence cases and to Black mothers who had lost their children to homicide, issues she felt Hallinan was neglecting.Debbie Mesloh, a longtime friend and adviser, said Harris cut her teeth in that first race, learning lessons that she would carry into national politics. “The whole idea of a progressive prosecutor is a pretty recent phenomenon,” he said.Harris’ allies argue that she worked within the confines of the system and the politics of the time. Nathan Barankin, then Harris’s chief of staff and a longtime aide, recalled Harris making an aggressive case to her colleagues that they should not be satisfied by Kelly’s answers despite his record as a well-respected military officer.“I don’t think there are too many freshmen that do that,” Barankin said.Harris was quickly viewed as a Democrat with White House potential. Many of her mother’s closest friends were Black men and women who became “aunts and uncles” to the girls, later influencing Harris’s decision to attend a historically Black university, Harris said.“She knew that her adopted homeland would see Maya and me as Black girls, and she was determined to make sure we would grow into confident, proud Black women,” Harris wrote of her mother. But their combined net worth, excluding real estate, ranges from $2.8 million to as much as $6.3 million, the records show.Harris, mindful of her history-making role, on Friday called Biden bold for choosing a Black woman to join him on the ticket.“I have not achieved anything that I have without the support of many who believed in the possibility of someone who has never been there before,” she said in an interview with the news outlet The 19th.__Dale reported from Philadelphia.

As said here by KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND MARYCLAIRE DALE