- Written By Kamala Harris
Born to immigrant parents, an esteemed economist from Jamaica and a cancer researcher from India, Kamala Harris was raised in Oakland, California. Growing up in this community that cared deeply for social justice, she became a prosecutor out of law school. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California. Here she took on big banks during the foreclosure crisis winning an historic settlement for California working families. When politicians argue about being soft vs hard on crime, Kamala applying a holistic, data-driven approach to crime. Her mantra, be smart on crime.
Vice President Kamala Harris offers a master class in problem solving, crisis management and leadership in challenging times. Filled with many truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.