2020-08-12

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Politician
  • Birthday:  October 20, 1964
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Kamala Harris is married to a Jewish man.

Kamala Harris is an American politician and lawyer serving as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Harris is the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running alongside former vice president Joe Biden. She is the first African American and the first Asian American to be chosen as the running mate of a major party's presidential candidate.

Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was from Chennai, India; her father, Donald Harris, from Jamaica. Kamala's parents divorced when she was 7, she also grew up in Oakland and Berkeley attending predominantly Black churches. Her downstairs neighbor, Regina Shelton, often took Kamala and her sister Maya to Oakland's 23rd Avenue Church of God in Oakland. Harris now considers herself a Black Baptist.


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