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File #: 210231    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/18/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/25/2021
Title: Honoring the Forty-Ninth Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, for her distinguished career and accomplishments, on the occasion of Women's History Month.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Jones
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21023100, 2. Signature21023100
Title
Honoring the Forty-Ninth Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, for her distinguished career and accomplishments, on the occasion of Women's History Month.

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WHEREAS, Vice President Kamala D. Harris was born in Oakland, California to parents who emigrated from India and Jamaica. Vice President Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, Vice President Harris and her sister, Maya Harris, were primarily raised and inspired by their mother, Shyamala Gopalan. Gopalan, a breast cancer scientist and pioneer in her own right, received her doctorate the same year Vice President Harris was born. Vice President Harris often speaks of what her mother told her growing up "Don't sit around and complain about things, do something"; and

WHEREAS, Vice President Harris' parents were activists, instilling her with a strong sense of justice. They brought her to civil rights demonstrations and introduced role models-ranging from Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to civil rights leader Constance Baker Motley-whose work motivated her to become a prosecutor; and

WHEREAS, Vice President Harris earned a bachelor's degree from Howard University, where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law; and

WHEREAS, In 1990, Vice President Harris joined the Alameda County District Attorney's Office where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. She then served as a managing attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and later became chief of the Division on Children and Families for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office; and

WHEREAS, Vice President Harris was elected District Attorney of San Francisco in 2003, the first person of color elected to that role. As District Attorney, Vice President Harris created a ground-breaking program to p...

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