First PIO female US Senator Kamala Harris poll numbers surged 27 June 27 2019 following her appearance on the second night of the first Democratic debates. Presidential candidate Kamala, currently polling at two percentage points behind front-runner Joe Biden, is facing a number of attacks regarding her race and even her record on an Indian American community issue. Sikh American attorney Rajdeep Jolly has attacked Harris, who formerly served as California`s attorney general, for allegedly not addressing the issue of Sikh Americans being able to wear their religiously-mandated turbans and beards while being employed at California state prisons. Jolly is circulating a public petition that asks the Indian American candidate to apologize to Sikh Americans for allegedly defending a discriminatory policy. Jolly said that Harris had settled a religious employment discrimination case without addressing related policy issues. Indian American venture capitalist Shelly Collins Kapoor, who serves on the Harris campaign`s National Finance Committee, said that sexism was clearly at play. Kapoor queried, also questioning why the issue is now coming up nearly a decade after the case was settled.