Kamala Harris: A Bold Leader Making History

Yesterday, US President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act into law. The historic deal will provide vast investment in American infrastructure including roads, bridges, and high-speed internet. It represents a key success for him and Vice President Kamala Harris

Despite recent criticism from news outlets, the White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, said the Vice President was “off to the fastest and strongest start of any vice-president I have seen”, and that “anyone who has the honour of working closely with the vice-president knows how her talents and determination have made a big difference.”

As the first Black and South Asian woman, first woman and first Woman of Colour to serve as Vice President, Ms Harris has faced an uphill battle to become an integral part of the Administration, and it is incredible to see her work in one of the most prestigious political offices in the world.

 

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden

 

Vice President Harris was born in California to parents who emigrated from India and Jamaica. She graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law. In 1990, she joined the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. She then served as a managing attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and later was chief of the Division on Children and Families for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. She was subsequently elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.

Her parents were civil rights activists, and Vice President Harris has followed in their footsteps by supporting the Affordable Care Act in court, enforcing environmental law, and being a national leader in the movement for marriage equality. As Senator, Vice President Harris championed legislation to combat hunger, provide rent relief, improve maternal health care, and address the climate crisis as a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

According to the White House, Ms Harris’ mother used to say, “Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.” The impact Ms Harris has made is clear, and I hope to see many more women follow in her footsteps. 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Discover

Ever since I was a little girl, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Luck has nothing to do with being good at the sport. I have spent many, many hours… countless hours… on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come but believing that it would.

Serena Williams

Tennis player

spot_imgspot_img

Latest

Élisabeth Borne – France’s First Female Prime Minister in 30 Years

Élisabeth Borne was appointed Prime Minister in France in May 2022. Nicknamed ‘Macron’s Iron Lady’, she dedicated her victory to ‘all the little girls...

Magdalena Andersson – Swedish Prime Minister leading the charge to join NATO

Magdalena Andersson is a Swedish economist serving as the Prime Minister of Sweden since 2021. She began her political career working in the Prime...

Jill Biden – Fist Lady’s Surprise Visit to Ukraine on Mothers’ Day

Jill Biden has made a surprise trip to Ukraine on US Mothers’ Day as an act of solidarity with the country. This trip was...

Kate Middleton – Profile

Kate Middleton, otherwise known qdas Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO, is a member of the British royal family. She is married to Prince William,...

Lyse Doucet – Award-winning BBC Chief International Correspondent

Lyse Doucet is an award-winning Canadian journalist who is the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent. Doucet is a native of New Brunswick, Canada, where she...