9 Interesting Facts About Kamala Harris, The Woman Who Could Help Change America's Fate
Officially chosen to be presidential hopeful Joe Biden's VP, the Democratic Senator holds the power in her hands to shape her country's future
With President Donald Trump in his fourth and final year in office, he hopes to win a second presidential term come the November elections. There are many, however, who believe that America can offer other, better choices to take the nation's most powerful seats.
One goes by the name of Joe Biden. Endorsed by the Democrats, a favorite among American youth, seen as a progressive leader, and as Barack Obama's two-time Vice President, he hopes to go head to head with Trump for the presidency and win. And by winning, he hopes to restore America, too.
If she's an unfamiliar name to you, that's okay. She won't be in a few weeks' time as she's officially been chosen to be Biden's Vice President—for good reason, too. The California Senator stands for, and promises to fight for, all that America has lost, forgotten, and abandoned, as well as the promise of a golden turnaround for the nation in all senses of the word. There are many reasons to support Sen. Harris even though you are not American; you can empathize with millions of US citizens if you're also longing for positive changes in the society.
In Sen. Harris' hands (and in American voters' fingertips) is the power to remind them of this and more.
To get to know the woman who could very well prove to be 2020's Wonder Woman of politics, scroll through the gallery below:
Facts About Senator Kamala Harris
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1. She was Joe Biden's political rival.
2. She stands for racial equality in every level of society.
3. Her parents and her sister are agents of change as well.
4. She's the second Black woman to be voted into the US Senate, in all of America's history.
5. She has a progressive take on issues involving traditionally marginalized groups.
6. She's married to a fellow attorney.
7. She's a known critic of the Trump administration.
8. She's unafraid of unpopular opinion, even when it's at her expense.
9. She's a "New York Times" best-selling author.
As Joe Biden's popularity grows, so does Kamala Harris' (and vice versa). But so do the intensity of attacks from the President.
His latest attempt to sand down her chances of winning is his ill-conceived "birther argument," the same one he used to try and taint Barack Obama. The argument basically asserts that Sen. Harris is unqualified to run for public office as she was not born in the United States. The claim has already been refuted by several parties, however just as Trump reacted to Obama producing a birth certificate proving that he was born in Hawaii, he again claims that Sen. Harris' supporting documents are illegitimate or flat-out lies. (She was born in Oakland, California, in case you were wondering).
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