KAMLA Harris accepts nomination as Democratic VP candidate heating up electioneering

Kamala Harris: Who She Is and What She Stands For - The New York Times

US Senator Kamala Harris,55, has accepted the nomination as the  US Vice Presidential candidate for Democratic Party. She is the first African-American and Indian-American woman to contest for the august office with President  Donald Trump alleging that she had to abandon her campaign for 2020 presidency for lack of support among the voters. She had however cited lack of adequate funds for the campaign. She will be the running mate for former US VP Joe Biden,77, contesting against  Trump,74, for the presidency. As she claims support among the Indian diaspora settled in the US, Trump claims he enjoys much more support among the Indian-Americans than they together. However, there is yet no indication about the clear-cut choice of an estimated 1.5 million India-American voters.  In her acceptance speech, she said that she felt honoured to accept the nomination for Vice President of the United States. Beginning her speech, she spoke about her own story of how growing up shaped her. Referring to  George Floyd, who was allegedly killed in police custody triggering the Black Lives Matter Movement, Kamala said they have to fulfil the promise of equal justice under law adding people that none of us are free until all of us are free in the multiracial nation. Kamla, an   American politician and lawyer, born, grew up and had education in the US, served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017.  In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to become the second African-American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate. She came into political limelight following as a senator, she supported healthcare reform, federal rescheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, a ban on assault weapons, and progressive tax reform. She gained a national profile for her pointed questioning of Trump administration officials during Senate hearings. She said her presence there was a testament to the dedication of generations before her, of the women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. She said, they organized, marched, and fought-not just for their vote, but for a seat at the table. She said she was committed to the values of her mother of Indian origin and to a vision that Joe Biden shares, where all are welcome, no matter what they look like, where they come from or who they love. Like Joe   Biden, she is also pro emigration to US. Edited by PKC with picture courtesy to NY TIMES

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