Served as top aide to senator Cory Booker before he ended his presidential run.
Indian American Sabrina Singh has been appointed as the national spokesperson for Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.
Billionaire Bloomberg, a three-term former mayor of New York City, announced his White House run last November as a Democratic aspirant.
Singh took to Twitter Thursday to announce her new innings with a vow to help defeat Republican President Donald Trump.
She wrote: “I have joined @MikeBloomberg @Mike2020 as national spokesperson! I’m beyond excited to work with this incredible team to defeat Donald Trump #MikeWillGetItDone.”
Singh’s appointment comes days after New Jersey’s Democratic Senator Cory Booker, for whom she served as top aide announced the end of his White House run. She has also served as spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee in the past.
Her appointment comes at a time when Bloomberg is revamping his campaign and spending millions on advertisements and other activities to win the Democratic nomination.
The Bloomberg campaign also issued a statement welcoming Sabrina Singh on board, saying: “We are thrilled to have Sabrina on board — she’s a veteran of multiple races who will add to our talented team as we continue to grow in the run-up to Super Tuesday.”
Even though Bloomberg would miss the next Democratic debate on Feb 7, his campaign is actively targeting the Super Tuesday Democratic primary on March 3.
Singh’s appointment may add more interest within the Indian American community to Bloomberg’s candidature that has traditionally verged towards the Democratic side.
Sabrina Singh also served as a regional communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.
Singh comes with a varied experience in politics. Besides being a top aide to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, she has also overseen party’s coalition programs and several other important activities.
Married to Mike Smith, 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.
Singh’s family belonged to Abbottabad in the present-day Pakistan. The family came to the US before India’s August 1947 partition into two nations.