Kamala Harris makes history by being elected Vice President

Kamala Harris stands in front of an American flag

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Kamala Harris continues to make history and pave the way for women in the United States as she became the first Indian American, African American, and female vice president elect in November of 2020.
Harris grew up in Oakland, California with her Jamican father and Indian mother. She studied political science and economics at Howard University, and earned her law degree from Hastings College.
After graduating, Harris worked from 1990-1998 as a deputy district attorney in Oakland. Then in 2004 she became district attorney,shortly after in 2010, Harris was elected attorney general of California,becoming the first African American and female to hold the title.
In 2016, Harris won the race for the United States Senate, becoming the first Indian American to be a United States senator and the second female African American.
While she served, she pushed for strong democratic ideals. She fought for criminal-justice and immigration reforms, protection of women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and minimum wage increases.
Harris worked relentlessly on the Judiciary Committee, and the Select Committee on Intelligence. She challenged opposing beliefs and became a very respected United States senator.
In 2019 Harris published a memoir called The Truths We Hold, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller.
She then started running for the Democratic presidential nomination for the 2020 election. After a hard fought campaign, Joe Biden became the Democratic nominee.
Although she lost and was not able to be the nominee, in August 2020, Biden selected Harris to become his running mate. Harris inspired many Americans by becoming the first African American woman to appear on a big party ticket.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Harris will be inaugurated to become the first Indian American, African American, female vice president of the United States next to president-elect Joe Biden.
Females, African Americans, and Indian Americans will be touched and shown that anything is possible in America for every race and gender.