Sacramento, CA – On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Presumptive Presidential Candidate Joe Biden announced that he selected U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential Candidate.
“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked [Kamala Harris] — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” stated Biden on his social media accounts.
Harris is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian American parents, making her the first Black and Asian American woman to be selected for the Vice Presidency.
Harris’s nomination for Vice President of the United States is a historic and progressive moment worthy of recognition. Her leadership, gender, and race make her a pioneer in challenging the status quo. The historic impact of this nomination indicates the importance of representation in the democratic process, one that has been taken for granted for far too long. Having the first Black and Asian American woman be part of a major election year brings hope to generations of women, as it demonstrates that their participation in politics is vital. Women belong in all places where important decisions are made, making Kamala Harris’s selection laudable.
APAPA recognizes and congratulates Senator Kamala Harris on her groundbreaking nomination to the Vice Presidency as the first Black and Asian American woman. This milestone for the APIA community is historic and worth celebrating. We are also proud to have a California native on the national stage. Congratulations!