February 28, 2022
Kamala Harris became the first woman, first African American and first Asian American to become vice president of the United States. Harris alone has created a larger demographic for major government offices.
Kamala Davis Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California. Before her vice presidency, Harris served in the U.S. Senate for four years and as a general attorney of California for six years. In 1990 through 1998, she worked as a deputy district attorney and had a reputation for being tough, especially when prosecuting for gang violence, drug trafficking, and sexual abuse.
On top of all this, Harris advocates for social justice reforms. Among these, in 2012, she refused to defend a bill that would ban same sex marriages in California. Then, in 2020, she fought for charges to be brought against the officers involved in George Floyd’s death.
Harris opened the doors in government for many underrepresented groups, and continues to be a strong African American woman leader and voice in our country.