Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing; her parents — an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India — met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues.
By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. She communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. When we achieve that, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.