Who is Sabrina Singh? Singh is the first person of Indian descent to be appointed press secretary to the vice presidential candidate of a major political party.
sabrina singh twitter linkedin wikipedia kamala harris harvard email facebook wedding anti india age apple sabina accident boating bank of america bloomberg bio booker baldwin contact college cnn cory calgary campaign lilly carpenter education id family gilmore law hindu hofstra isaacson miller instagram images interview iluka long island jj jamaica kashmir kitchener paramjit kaur los angeles lawyer dnc modi mike smith maq software tweet measurements msnbc nepal net worth nasa notre dame ny on parents perron-singh ranikhet rainers salary set designer spouse wiki toronto washington dc 24 32
Only 32 years old, Singh has been the press secretary for two Democratic presidential promises – Cory Booker and Michael Bloomberg. Singh was Booker’s press secretary from 2019 to early 2020. However, in mid-January, Booker dropped out of the presidential race due to low-digit polling and lackluster fundraising.
Two weeks later, Singh announced that she had joined Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign as her national spokesman. “I joined @MikeBloomberg @ Mike2020 as a national spokesperson! I am more than excited to work with this incredible team to defeat Donald Trump. #MikeWillGetItDone,” she tweeted.
However, less than two months after they made the announcement, Bloomberg backed out of the presidential race on March 4 extending his support to Joe Biden.
Singh is no stranger to political campaigns. In 2016 she was the regional communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She has also served as a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
From a family of immigrants
Born in 1988 in Los Angeles, California, Singh comes from a family of immigrants who, like her, have shown their activism.
Her grandfather, J.J. Singh, was a freedom fighter in India who immigrated to the United States in 1946. Although Singh never met her grandfather as he died before her birth, she knows about his fight against racially discriminatory policies in the U.S. and how he fought for Indians for citizenship in the U.S. to obtain.
She claimed in one of her tweets that it was his campaign that eventually led to the signing of the Luce-Celler Act on July 2, 1946, which gave citizenship to nearly 3,000 Indians resident in the United States.
Under the organization, the League of India of America, her grandfather fought for the right of Indians living in the U.S. stay to become naturalized citizens. Before the Luce-Celler Act was enacted, Indians were only allowed in the US as visitors, and tourists and were prohibited from becoming citizens.
An alumna from the University of Southern California, Singh majored in International Relations. She started her career as a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) press assistant. It was here, according to Singh, that she was first exposed to political campaigns and understood what they were doing and how they operated.
In an interview early this year, she said, “After the DCCC, I became the Communications Director for Rep. Jan Schakelowsky (D.-Ill,) for a year and then left to become the Democratic Governors Association Deputy Communications Director.”
In 2018, when she was 30, Singh was appointed Deputy Director of Communications at the Democratic National Committee.
Issues close to her heart
Sabrina Singh has always been a critic of the Donald Trump administration and has in the past evoked the US president’s racist comments.
She has previously said that it was Barack Obama’s election as US President that encouraged her to work towards making a difference.
As a press secretary, she said that the fight against the Trump administration’s “xenophobic, bigot, racist and anti-immigrant policies”, which she said were called in by Republicans in Congress and in the GOP majority of state lawmakers, was a top priority of the Democrats.
In March of this year, Singh also took a stand in Indian politics and tweeted about the Narendra Modi government. “Modi and his party continue to slander and push racist anti-Muslim policies that lead to violence,” she posted, quoting another post sharing a link to an article in The New York Times about the February riots in Delhi.