Friday, April 23, 2010

DC Young Professionals to Honor Kamala Harris

As many of you know, my Soror Kamala Harris, (15-A-86), is running for California Attorney General. The primary is only two months away and support is needed right now more than ever. The DC Young Professionals are hosting their very last Young Professionals event for Kamala in DC on Monday, April 26th. Please find the event info below. I hope you will attend and help spread the word if you are in the DMV area!


Invite You to a Fundraiser Honoring

San Francisco District Attorney & Candidate for California Attorney General


MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

3315 Cady's Alley NW (between 33rd and 34th off of M St.)
Washington, DC

VIP . . . . . . . .. . . . $100
Young Professional . . . . $ 40

$25 Student Tickets Available Upon Request to

Advance ticket purchase required here:

For more information, contact Lilya Mitelman: / 415.256.1727

I can't emphasize enough how critical this race is for the state of California, and for our nation. California has one of the highest rates of recidivism in the entire country. Meanwhile, our corrections budget has grown into the billions of dollars, leaving us with a revolving door that cycles criminals in and out of prison. Our current system is failing, and my aunt Kamala has implemented innovative initiatives that provide new and effective solutions to these massive problems. As she enters her seventh year as San Francisco's District Attorney, the "Smart on Crime" approach Kamala has pioneered continues to serve as a model for the nation to reform our criminal justice system.

Kamala's Back on Track initiative, for example, has achieved nationwide recognition for its successes in taking first-time, low-level, nonviolent drug offenders off the streets, giving them an education, job training and other important life skills, and re-entering them back into productive society. And her fight against school truancy provides hope to children who too often feel that our educational system does not care about them. These are just two examples of the great work my aunt is doing in San Francisco, and models of success she hopes to bring to the state of California.

Please join the DC Young Professionals for Kamala Harris on Monday, April 26th, and support an inspiring candidate in her historic run to become California's first woman and first African-American Attorney General, and the first South Asian Attorney General in the country.


Kamala Harris is currently the District Attorney of San Francisco and a celebrated rising star in the Democratic Party. She was the first female DA elected in San Francisco and is now running to become the first female and first African-American Attorney General in California history. If elected, Kamala will also be the first South Asian Attorney General in the nation.

Kamala was the first elected official in California to publicly endorse President Obama and was the co-chair of his California campaign. In fact, journalist Gwen Ifill said about Kamala on The Late Show with David Letterman: "She's brilliant, she's smart. They call her the 'female Barack Obama.'" Kamala was also featured on Oprah as one of “America's Most Powerful Women" and The New York Times named her one of the 17 women most likely to become the first female president of the United States. Recently, Kamala was recognized by Lifetime Television among Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and other accomplished women, for her commitment to justice. You can watch Lifetime’s “Every Woman Counts” Salute to Kamala Harris here.

The praise and support Kamala has garnered are a result of her outstanding track record as District Attorney. She was recently re-elected to her second term as District Attorney and ran un-opposed for that position. She raised the felony conviction rate in San Francisco to 71%, the highest in over a decade. But she's not just tough on crime, Kamala has completely revolutionized the District Attorney's office by implementing progressive, creative programs that also seek to be "Smart on Crime." In addition to increasing convictions for serious and violent crimes, she has also championed education by using truancy statutes to improve attendance at schools and has pioneered programs to protect and aid the families of victims. She hopes to bring this same progressive approach to the Attorney General's office on issues of prison reform, education, and the environment. Her smart on crime approach was featured on The Today Show. You can watch the interview here.

Kamala will be the progressive, new generation of leadership that California needs. To learn more, please visit

Join Kamala's Facebook page and spread the word!

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