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Vice President Kamala Harris: making history before our eyes

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Kamala Harris has become the first woman, the first African American and first Asian American, to take the position of Vice President of the United States of America.

The magnitude this moment holds is something which cannot be properly conveyed through words. It is something which is to be felt, and is currently being celebrated by millions of Americans.

Harris began her journey in law and politics through working in different district attorney offices, after graduating from both Howard University, the University of California and Hastings College of the Law.

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She became attorney general of California in 2010 and went on to become the second African American woman and first South Asian American to serve in the U.S. senate in 2016.

Throughout her political career she has been known for fighting for immigration and criminal justice reforms, an increase to the minimum wage, protecting women’s reproductive rights, and healthcare reforms.

She takes the lead in empowering people and giving a voice to the voiceless.

Being the first woman in American history to succeed on a presidential ticket means a lot and will impact many people’s lives for the better. The scenes across America after their win was announced highlights just that.

Kamala Harris is an inspiration to us all.

She is inspiring to women everywhere, being the first female to hold that significant power within the white house. To take a spot which would usually be filled by another old white man, she has proven that it is possible for women to take those seats at the table. Not only in America, but in political systems across the world.

She is also inspiring to people in the Black community and in the Asian American community. It is a testament to those, like Harris, who have been committed to making progress their entire lives and to fighting for equality that she has succeeded in this historic placement.

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The impact Harris will have on America will undoubtedly be seismic, filling the history pages which follow her win. The impact she is having right now is already amazing and meaningful, showing that it is good to be who you are and that you can get anywhere through hard work and dedication.

Looking through the history books in the future, Vice President Kamala Harris will be one of many names written amongst the amazing women who have changed and who are changing the world. Therefore, this win is an ode to them all, to all those who fought and are fighting:

Kamala Harris, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Stacey Abrams, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Sarah McBride, Jacinda Ardern, Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, and many, many more.

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last.”

Kamala Harris
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