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The Honorable Kamala D. Harris Celebrates Women's History Month at FAME Church of Los Angeles
FAME Church of Los Angeles continued their celebration of Women's History Month by welcoming Kamala Harris, District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco, to the historic church on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the 10:00 a.m. service. Ms. Harris received a standing ovation from the congregation after a dynamic introduction by Mrs. Hunter, First Lady of FAME Church of Los Angeles.
"Kamala D. Harris has been fighting to protect the rights of Californians and ensuring that our children and our families are safe, and she plans to do even more," said Mrs. Hunter.
District Attorney Harris explained that women have always played a vital leadership role in her life and in shaping the world. She is hopeful to become the first African American woman to serve as Attorney General for the state of California.
"I stand on the shoulders of all the great women who have stood before me," said Ms. Harris. "My mother always reminded me of this, that we recognize that when we break barriers, that while we may be the first to do many things, we should not be the last."
FAME Church members were proud to see their church recognize the significance of Women's History Month, and the important role women have played in shaping the church's identity and having a positive impact on the community - starting with FAME's founder, Mrs. Biddy Mason, to First Lady Denise Hunter, President and Chief Operating Officer of FAME Corporations. The church also boasts an active Sarah Allen Women's Missionary Society that supports and empowers women from throughout the community.
Mike Davis, California State Assemblyman of the 48th District, and Steve Bradford, Assemblyman of the 51st District, were also in attendance at the worship service, and expressed their support for Ms. Harris' career aspirations as she looks forward to making history, once again.
Kamala D. Harris was elected in December 2003 as the first woman District Attorney in San Francisco's history, and as the first African American woman in California to hold the office. She was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term in November 2007. Ms. Harris is the author of Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make us Safer, and is well respected for her position on fighting violent crimes.
"Women are the backbone of any viable society and we must give them their due respect, in the home, in the church, in the workplace and in our hearts most of all," said Pastor John J. Hunter, Senior Minister of FAME Church.
To see exclusive video footage of the Honorable Kamala D. Harris at FAME Church and FAME's tribute to women visit: www.famechurch.org.