It’s on! Kamala Harris has officially joined the race to the White House for the 2020 Election. The California Senator announced her campaign launch in January, and now, she’s traveling across the country to rally support and spread word about her primary campaign issues. If you’re not yet familiar with her background, here’s what you need to know:
Hometown: Oakland, California
Birthday: October 20, 1964
Party: Democratic Party
College: Howard University (1986), UC Hastings College of Law (1989)
Family: Born to a Jamaican Father and an Indian mother
Campaign issues: Reform criminal justice system, tax cuts for middle class, New Green Deal, “Medicare for all,” and supports background check for gun sales.
Wrote a book titled The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.
Served as DA for San Francisco from 2007-2011 and AG for California from 2011-2017.
She was mentioned as a possible SCOTUS nominee in 2016.
She helped work on Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in 1988.
It’s not all politics…
Her parents met while being activists during the civil rights movement.
Her go-to song is “Check the Rhime” by A Tribe Called Quest (see her Mood Mix video on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
She’s also a huge Lady Gaga fan!
Kamala aims to unite, not divide America.
“We are an aspirational nation,” she says during a rally held in New Hampshire. “We’ve not quite met those ideals, we know that, but our nature is to fight to achieve them and we cannot lose that aspirational nature of who we are, because that is part of our strength.”
What do you think of Kamala Harris’ announcement? Think she has a solid shot to be the Democratic 2020 Presidential nominee?