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Democratic Vice President Candidate Kamala Harris chooses Indian American as Press Secretary

Senator Kamala Harris appointed Indian American Sabrina Singh as the press secretary for her vice presidential campaign.

This 32-year old Indian American already has experience working with presidential candidates. Social News reported Singh worked as a press secretary for former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She also served as a spokesperson for two Democratic presidential candidates: New Jersey Senator Corey Booker and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Hindustan Times provided more details on Harris’ newly appointed press secretary. Sabrina Singh is the granddaughter of Sardar J J Singh of the India League of America. This is a non-profit organization that advocates the interests of Indian Americans in the US.

J J Singh is well-known for leading a small group of Indians in a nationwide campaign against racist policies in the 1940s. Thanks to Singh’s courage, Harry Truman had signed the Luce-Celler Act on July 2, 1946. The Act allowed a quota of 100 Indians to immigrate to the US per year, according to NDTV.

Sabrina Singh has frequently expressed her support for the AAPI community and emphasized her grandfather’s previous achievements. In her tweets of May 1st this year, Singh wrote, “Today is the start of #AAPIHeritageMonth and so I’d like to take this (short) thread to celebrate AAPIs in the U.S. and remember those who paved the way for opportunity and freedom.”

She further stressed, “Like my grandfather JJ Singh, who was head of the India League of America. In the 1940s, he & others mounted a campaign against racially discriminatory policies and fought for Indians to obtain citizenship.”

Continuing her grandfather’s political legacy, Sabrina Singh expressed her excitement as press secretary. Singh tweeted, “I’m so excited to join the #BidenHarris ticket as Press Secretary for @KamalaHarris! Can’t wait to get to work and win in November!”

Sabrina Singh will be working with Kamala Harris, who has been selected as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate. Harris was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother. If elected, she would be the first woman vice president ever for the country.

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