Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden has elected Kamala Devi Harris as the nominee for vice president and as the first Asian-American on a major presidential ticket. It is a crucial breakthrough for Indian American in US Politics.
Biden is welcoming a former rival from the Democratic primary who is well-known with the bizarre precision of a national campaign by picking Harris. She is the first senator who is a South Asian descent and party’s most notable figure and also a top contender for the No.2 spot after her own White House Campaign concluded. For the first time, she will appear with Biden as his running mate.
By declaring his running mate, Biden says that Harris is a courageous fighter for the little guy and one of the country’s finest public servants. She will serve to unify the American people and build an America that lives up to our ideals.
Kamala Devi Harris born on 20th October 1964 is the daughter of Indian mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris who is from Chennai and father, Donald Harris who is a Jamaican. Her mother was a cancer researcher who passed away in 2009, and her father is a teacher at Stanford University.
At a very young age, her parents were separated, and she has a sister Maya Harris. She grew up in Oakland, and after completing her undergraduate degree from Howard University and a law degree from the University of California Hastings, she made her career in Law in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.
She served as district attorney in San Francisco. She is married to Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer, and a step-mother to his two children from his previous marriage.
In 2017 she was affirmed in as a United States Senator from California, is the only second African-American women and the first South Asian-American senator in history. She also served on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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