Washington, August 17
Senator Kamala Harris has roped in Indian-American Sabrina Singh, who beforehand was the spokeswoman of two Democratic presidential candidates, as press secretary for her Democratic vice presidential marketing campaign.
Singh, 32, beforehand headed the press store of two Democratic presidential candidates — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Last week, Democratic presumptive vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, 77, picked 55-year-old Indian-origin Harris as his working mate.
“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!,” stated Singh, the first-ever Indian-American press secretary to a vice presidential nominee of a serious political social gathering.
A resident of Los Angeles, Singh was earlier spokesperson of the Democratic National Committee.
She is the granddaughter of Sardar J J Singh of the India League of America, a non-profit organisation which champions the pursuits of Indian-American group within the US.
In the 1940s, J J Singh together with a small group of fellow Indians mounted a nationwide marketing campaign in opposition to racial discriminatory insurance policies of the US. This culminated within the then president Harry Truman signing the Luce-Celler Act on July 2, 1946. The signing of the Act allowed a quota of 100 Indians to immigrate to the United States every year.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan-American Rohini Kosoglu has been appointed in a senior position to advise Harris. She has earlier served as a senior advisor to Harris in her Senate workplace and presidential marketing campaign.
Harris was a presidential aspirant till final 12 months earlier than she dropped out of the race due to lack of widespread assist. PTI