The Feminist Majority is overjoyed that Senator Kamala Harris made history as the first Black and South Asian woman to be nominated for the vice presidency. Harris was elected to the Senate after serving as the first Black and the first female Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2016. Harris is a graduate of Howard University, and the first alumni of an HBCU to be on the presidential ticket of a major political party.
“I am thrilled about this historic nomination of Senator Kamala Harris and know that she will be an excellent vice president. She’s had a brilliant career as a district attorney, attorney general of the largest state in the union, and as a U.S. Senator has distinguished herself with her masterful interrogation of witnesses in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Harris is a leading proponent of human rights and has been at the forefront of the fight for racial justice, reproductive rights, and gender equality,” exclaimed Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority.
Dolores Huerta, Feminist Majority board member and former co-chair of Senator Harris’ presidential campaign stated, “She’s a great campaigner and will make a great vice president.”
“I proudly endorse Kamala Harris. I’ve known her and worked with her since she first ran for attorney general in California. She’s been a champion for equality during her tenure in the U.S. Senate,” remarked Kathy Spillar, executive director of the Feminist Majority.###