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HBCU Grad Senator Kamala Harris Set To Make History As First Black, Indian American Vice President

HBCU Grad Senator Kamala Harris Set To Make History As First Black, Indian American Vice President

Introducing Madam Vice President Harris!

Senator Kamala Harris has had many accomplishments under her name, but becoming the next Vice President of the United States is one we won’t ever forget. She’s been a champion throughout the campaign season, working alongside President-Elect Biden. Now, she is the first Black and Indian American to be named Vice President of this country. She follows in the footsteps of those who came before her, Charlotta Bass, the first Black woman to run for Vice President in 1952 and Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run for president of a major party.

She rallied people from all walks of life behind the democratic ticket by emphasizing the moral imperative behind having a new president in office who will govern all people without bias.

Harris has also been a staunch critic of the current administration's handling of the global pandemic, arguing that the lack of preparation and notice cost the lives of countless Americans. 

She made history, Aug. 11th, when Biden nominated her as his running mate, becoming the first Black and Indian woman to run as vice president on a democratic ticket. She’s not a stranger to firsts. As previously reported, after graduating from Howard University where she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Chapter, Harris went on to obtain a law degree from the University of California, Hasting. She then began a career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. After becoming San Francisco’s first Black district attorney in 2003, she served two terms as California’s attorney general becoming a trailblazer in the democratic party before a junior US senator in 2017. She gained nationwide popularity for her sharp question of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Attorney General Willam Barr in pivotal Senate hearings.

This historic appointment was made possible by all of the voter registration initiatives made by people across the country, especially Stacey Abrams who helped turn Georgia blue for the first time in almost three decades. This is a win for all Americans. 

 

We’re so proud of you, Madam Vice President!

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