Putting an end to the political drama, the election results of the US Presidential poll has come out. Along with it came the news that brings joy to the womenkind around the world: Kamala Harris becomes the first female, Black and Asian-American Vice-President elect of the US. This makes her the first woman to hold the office. Her victory was officially announced by the US media houses on November 07,2020 after they declared Joe Biden the winner of the US Presidential elections.
Following her win, Kamala Harris tweeted saying that, “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last—because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. ”
Facts on Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris was born to immigrant parents from India and Jamaica on October 20,1964. Her full name is Kamala Devi Harris. She was born to Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist from Tamil Nadu, India and Donald J Harris, an economics professor from British Jamaica. Her parents were active in Civil rights movement. Her parents got a divorce when she was seven. Following which, her mother raised Kamala and her sister largely alone. She became the most influential person in the life of Kamala Harris.
She graduated from Howard University and the Hastings College of Law. In 1990, she began her career as a deputy district Attorney in Alameda County, California. She was recruited as an assistant district attorney in 1998. In the year 2003, she was elected as the district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected as Attorney General of California in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Harris defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election. She become the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate. She decided to run for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination but decided to put an end to it in December 2019. On August 11,2020, she was announced as Biden’s Vice Presidential running mate.