By: Marissa Luba Amara
On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential Nominee and former Vice President under the Obama administration, announced his Vice President Pick for his 2020 campaign. Many political analysts made predictions before the announcement, which included Stacey Abrams, Karen Bass, and Susan Rice as potential VP contenders. Ultimately, the Biden campaign went with one of its strongest contenders, current United States Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). Last Year, Harris ran her campaign “Kamala Harris For the People,” where she became the First Black and South Asian Woman on a Major-Party National Ticket. Although she retired her campaign on December 3, 2019, due to her powerhouse personality, many predicted her as a VP Candidate for Biden before this announcement.
Harris is a lawyer and politician who obtained her bachelor’s degree from America’s leading HBCU (Historically black colleges and universities), Howard University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California Hastings. Afterward, Harris began her political career as 27th District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 – 2011. Then, Harris served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 – 2017 preceding Governor Brown. Since 2017 Harris has been serving as the junior United States senator from California alongside Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA). Harris has been in the news numerous times for her blatant opposition for President Trump and pushing her legislation to make a difference in the lives of Americans.
November 3 is shaping up to be a monumental one for the Biden-Harris Campaign. Are you Ridin’ with Biden?