Meet Sabrina Singh, the Indian American National Press Secretary for Cory Booker

Sabrina Singh
Sabrina Singh; image via Twitter

Singh previously worked for the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016.

Earlier this year, Indian American Sabrina Singh was named the National Press Secretary for Cory Booker’s presidential campaign, coming as yet another affirmation of Indian American women making it to the forefront of American politics.

Singh, who earlier held the position of Deputy Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee, is no stranger to her new role. In 2016, she was a regional communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Singh, 31, has held several important positions in the Democratic Party. As a top aide to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, she has been one of the point persons in the party’s outreach program, along with Seema Nanda, the CEO of the committee. Singh has also overseen party’s coalition programs, in addition to several other important activities.

Married to Mike Smith, who is currently serving as the finance director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Singh comes from a family deep-rooted in American politics.

Her grandfather JJ Singh was the head of India League of America. Back in the 1940s, he along with a group of Indians, channeled a campaign against racially discriminatory policies in the US. He not only fought for the right to US citizenship but also was instrumental in the formulation of a historic legislation signed by President Harry Truman in 1946, which eased citizenship rules for Indians. The Luce-Celler Act allowed a quota of 100 Indians to immigrate to the US every year. It also permitted Indian nationals at that time residing in the US to become naturalized American citizens.

A voracious critic of the current administration, Singh has been vocal about Trump’s racist remarks.

Singh’s family belonged to Abbottabad in the present day Pakistan. The family shifted to the US before the Indian and Pakistani independence.

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