Kamala Harris: Defying History

Anna Halmeaho

Kamala Harris is probably best known for being the Senator of California. However, now that she and Joe Biden are the official winners of the election that took place in November of 2020, she will make history as the first Black, Indian, and women Vice president of the United States.

As the future Vice president, Harris has promised to work on making a gun reform policy, introducing a citizenship bill for 11 million undocumented migrants, provide more support to Veterans and Military Families, and etc.

Harris’s Vice presidential victory has inspired millions of young women including myself.

On the other hand, let’s dive into Harris’ background. She was born in Oakland on October 20, 1964, to a Jamaican Father and Indian Mother. Harris first attended Howard University where she studied political science and economics in 1986. Later in 1989, she earned her law degree from Hastings College. Harris then went on to become a district attorney in Alameda County, California in the 1900s. Soon after, she served as California’s attorney general. 

Harris got married in 2014 to Douglas Emhoff and was elected the senator of California two years later.

The reason behind Harris studying law is her parents; who inspired her. “My parents marched and shouted in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It’s because of them and the folks who also took to the streets to fight for justice that I am where I am,” Kamala wrote in an Instagram post.

You may have wondered whether or not Kamala Harris has any children. The truth is that Harris does not have any biological children, but she does have two stepchildren with her husband and she is very close to them. Their names are Cole and Ella Emhoff.

Harris’s background as a senator along with other roles has helped shape her into a great politician and vice presidential candidate. 

In this new year (2021), Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris will join President-elect Joe Biden, and hopefully put an end to the CoronaVirus crisis.

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