Kamala Harris Becomes First Woman of Color on Presidential Ticket
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that Senator Kamala Harris will join his ticket this fall, making Harris the first woman of color to be nominated for national office by one of the two major political parties.
Harris ran against Biden in an attempt to secure the Democratic presidential nomination late last year, but suspended her campaign in December and threw her support behind Biden, who committed to selecting a woman for his 2020 ticket.
Said Biden on Twitter on Tuesday:
I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris – a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants – as my running mate.
President Barack Obama also took to Twitter to endorse Biden’s selection of Harris as his running mate:
I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing. pic.twitter.com/duJhFhWp6g
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 11, 2020
So, who is Senator Kamala Harris?
Here are five quick points about the first Black woman to ever grace a presidential ticket: