Kamala Harris: Things you must know! – Blog | Talent Academy, Kerala


Kamala Harris becomes the first female, Black and Asian-American Vice-President elect of the US. Putting an end to the political drama, the election results of the US Presidential poll has come out. Along with it came the news that brings joy to the womankind around the world. Kamala Harris’ elevation to vice presidency made a huge difference to Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign and could have been one of the major game-changers for the Democrats. 

 This makes her the first woman to hold the office. Her victory was officially announced by the US media houses on November 07, 2020 after they declared Joe Biden the winner of the US Presidential elections.

Following her win, Kamala Harris tweeted saying that, “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last—because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”

Kamala Harris: 7 Things you must know!

1. Kamala Harris’ full name is Kamala Devi Harris and she was born to Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist from Tamil Nadu, India and Donald J. Harris, an economics professor from British Jamaica. 

2. Harris was born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964. She has a younger sister named Maya. Harris was seven when her parents got divorced. Following this, she and her sister were largely raised by their mother.  

3. She had graduated from Howard University and the Hastings College of Law, the University of California. She began her career as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California in 1990. 

4. She was recruited as an assistant district attorney in February 1998 and she was elected as district attorney of San Francisco in 2003. 

5. In 2010, she was elected as Attorney General of California and was re-elected in 2014. 

6. In the 2016 Senate Election, Harris defeated Loretta Sanchez to become the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate.

7. Harris ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination but chose to end her campaign in December 2019. She was announced as Biden’s Vice Presidential running mate on August 11, 2020.

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