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Everything You Need to Know About Kamala Harris: Political Views, Background, and More

Kamala Harris is the new Democratic candidate for the 2020 Presidential Election. She has an extensive background of nearly 30 years in government, criminal justice, social reform, and fighting for the rights of underserved Americans. Harris has been acknowledged for her work and has been honored as a “Woman of Power” by the National Urban League and was even awarded the Thurgood Marshall Award by the National Black Prosecutors Association, and so much more. Here is everything you need to know about U.S. Senator Kamala Harris including her career, views on important issues, accomplishments, and much more!

Kamala Harris’ Career Timeline

  • 1989: Harris received her Juris Doctor from the University of California’s law school.
  • 1990: Harris was admitted to California’s State Bar
  • 1990-1998: Harris served as a deputy district attorney in California.
  • 2000: Harris served as Chief of the Community & Neighborhood Division for San Francisco’s City Attorney, Louise Renne.
  • 2003: Harris served as District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco
  • 2007: Harris was reelected as the San Francisco District Attorney
  • 2011: Harris became the first woman of Jamaican-American decent and Indian-American descent to serve as the California Attorney General.
  • 2014: Harris was reelected as the California Attorney General.
  • 2016: Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate
  • 2019: Harris announced her run in the 2020 Presidential Election

Kamala Harris’ Views on Important Issues

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