Kamala Harris is the first Black woman on a major party’s presidential ticket, she’s also the first Indian American. As the US presidential elections inches close, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential choice on Tuesday. Priyanka Chopra rejoiced this news on social media with a delightful post.
She penned a note that reads, “This is a historical, transformational, and proud moment for all women. All women of color, all Black women, and all South Asian women. Congratulations @kamalaharris on becoming the first Black woman and FIRST PERSON of Indian descent to compete on a major U.S. party’s presidential ticket. #representationmatters
PS: To my younger self – look how far we have come! “
On August 11, 2020, Kamla Harris confirmed her nomination on Twitter and wrote, “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”
Priyanka expressed happiness about the fact that a woman of Indian origin has been considered for the position and the actress mentioned that ‘representation matters’.
Kamala Harris is fondly called as “Female Obama” Harris’ rise as the daughter of immigrants — one from Jamaica, one from India — serves a powerful counter-narrative to President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. The mixed-race heritage has allowed Harris to connect across identities and reach multiple audiences and voting blocs.