Kamala Harris: We Are Experiencing A Lot Of Firsts

Kamala Harris: We Are Experiencing A Lot Of Firsts

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris paid a visit to Good Day LA on Wednesday. Earlier this week she hosted a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Here she was talking about the responsibility this generation has.

Fun facts about Kamala Harris: (Source: Wikipedia)
1) She is an American attorney. She is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California following the 2010 California state elections. Harris has worked as an author and a politician and served as District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. First elected in 2003, defeating incumbent district attorney Terence Hallinan, she was re-elected in 2007. Harris is the first female African-American and Asian American attorney general in California.

2) Harris served as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California, from 1990 to 1998. After 1998, she became Managing Attorney of the Career Criminal Unit in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. In 2000, San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne recruited Harris to join her office, where she was Chief of the Community and Neighborhood Division, which oversees civil code enforcement matters. Recognized by The Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California, Harris serves on the board of the California District Attorney's Association and is Vice President of the National District Attorneys Association.

Harris has been a vocal proponent for gun control her entire career. While serving as District Attorney in Alameda County Harris recruited other District Attorneys and filed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller, arguing that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual's right to own firearms. Harris also supported San Francisco’s proposition H, which would have prohibited most firearms within city limits.

Check out the official website for California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Also for more info, have a look at the website of the State of California Department of Justice: Office of the Attorney General.
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