Kamala Harris. If you are somewhat familiar with US politics, there is a high chance that you heard her name at least once. She was the first woman of Indian origin to be named as a US State Senator back in 2016.
The lady from Indian and Jamaican ascent has entered the ring to become the next vice-president of the USA. Joe Biden, the presidential candidate has just announced his one-time rival, Ms. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the US presidential election 2020. Why is this fact historically so important?
Kamala already has made the history book by becoming the first Black woman and first Asian-American woman with a dominant party's ticket to run for VP of USA.
Kamala's political life started back in 2007 when she became the District Attorney of San Fransico. She served as the DA until 2011. She also was elected as DA of California in 2010 and 2014.
The breakthrough in her political career came in 2016 when she defeated Loretto Sanchez to become the first Asian-American State senator. At the same moment, she took her oath as the State senator of California she became the second African-American ever to embrace that podium.
Kamala's mother, Shyamala Gopalan was a front-runner in the civil rights crusade back in the '60s. As Kamala has spoken about her mother "From almost the moment she arrived from India, she chose and was welcomed to the Black community.", Kamala has chosen the side for the people who are ignored throughout US history, the community of colored people. Kamala's life was greatly influenced by her mother and her respect for the
black community from her that root.
Throughout her life, Kamala has witnessed how some part of the US population is still being ignored. She has fought for the immigrants. She has fought for the colored community and battled against the oppression.
In her own words "I believe our country wants and needs some leadership that provides a vision of the country in which everyone could see themselves”.
Except for Ms. Harris' inclusion in the final event, this election is also considered to make history on another course. A total number of 80 million Americans are decided to eligible for the vote, which is the maximum in recorded history.
Well, what it means for the Indians? As Joe Biden has already promised that he will remove the new H1-B visa rule, currently administered by Donald Trump. His 'Kamala Harris' pick only strengthens that promise. This move will hugely benefit Joe's campaign to accumulate support from the immigrant-turned-to US citizens.
The race has started. The next election for the US president is on 3rd, November. The whole world will be on their toes to witness whether Kamala makes the history that day and embrave us.