"I'm grateful to the woman most responsible for my presence here today, my mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris. When she came here from India at the age of 19, she maybe didn't imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in America where moment like this is possible," Kamala Harris has said in her first address to the nation as Vice President-Elect in the US.
Making history by becoming the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian-American to become the US Vice President, Kamala’s win is seen as a big win to the global women’s movement.
Cheers erupted across the globe to congratulate Harris on her historic win, with many calling it a ‘ray of hope the world needed.’
Biden Harris and a small dollop of hope ! 2020 ends better than it started.❣️🏹
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 7, 2020
— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) November 7, 2020
"You’re going to walk into many rooms in your life and career where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had..."
Don't you love the quiet sound of a glass ceiling being slid aside?#KamalaHarrisVP #KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/ITuPns3dno
— Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) November 7, 2020
America spoke in record breaking numbers and the verdict is in... EVERY VOTE counts. I applaud everyone who voted in what was such a powerful display of how a democracy should function. It was amazing to witness this election in the US. Congrats to the President Elect @joebiden and Vice President elect @kamalaharris, the first woman VP! Dream Big girls! Anything can happen!! 💙❤️🤍 #DemocracyRocks Congratulations America.
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Daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, Kamala started her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. As the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco in 2003, she had launched a programme that gives first-time drug offenders the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and find employment.
Kamala went on to become the first African-American and first woman to serve as California's Attorney General and worked on cases of sexual assault against children and protecting vulnerable communities. She was elected as California's junior US senator in 2017.
As someone who is known for breaking the ‘set norms,’ Kamala has received enough criticism in her long career in law and politics; but she continues to shine on!
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 (@KamalaHarris) November 8, 2020
Here’s more power to Madam Vice President.