Kamala Harris Archives

A new era begins: The Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

January 21, 2021

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It was a mixed celebration as Vice President Harris is the first female, and Black and Asian vice president, and the new administration marks a big change from the administration… [Read More]

Harris will be the first female, Black and Asian vice president, but not the first vice president of color

January 21, 2021

Vice President Kamala D. Harris is a trailblazer in many ways. She is the first female vice president, the first Black vice president, the first South Asian vice president, and, perhaps, the first vice president to sport Chuck Taylors. But, as some have mistakenly claimed, she is not the first multiracial vice president or the… [Read More]

‘I feel like I can accomplish anything just like her’: Young girls react to Kamala Harris’ VP election

November 19, 2020

How Harris’ call to not be the last woman VP inspired girls of all ages “But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Kamala Harris said during her vice presidential-elect acceptance speech. And girls everywhere were listening. Among them was six-yearold Jordyn Smith of Mount Healthy,… [Read More]

Yes, we have a new President and Vice President!

November 12, 2020

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, after 5 long days of ballot counting, former Vice President Joe Biden was elected as our nation’s 46th president and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris as vice president. Despite COVID-19, more people voted in this election than ever before, many by absentee ballot. Earlier on election day Donald Trump… [Read More]

Harris bursts through another barrier, becoming the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect

November 12, 2020

Kamala Harris, who on Saturday, November 8, 2020 became America’s first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect, represents a new face of political power after an election all about who wields power and how they use it. The California senator’s history-making win also represents the millions of women in the demographics —… [Read More]

VP candidate Kamala Harris makes Milwaukee her first campaign stop

September 10, 2020

Sen. Kamala D. Harris visited Milwaukee on Monday, September 7, 2020 for her first in-person campaign stop since being named the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, highlighting the campaign’s continued convergence on Wisconsin, the epicenter of ongoing protests against police violence and a state President Trump won by fewer than 30,000 votes in 2016. Hours after Vice… [Read More]

It’s official: Biden/Harris 2020

August 13, 2020

After months of speculation, presidential candidate Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, making history by selecting the first Black and South Asian American woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to… [Read More]

Senate passes anti-lynching bill in renewed effort to make it a federal hate crime

February 21, 2019

Two competitors for the 2020 Democratic nomination joined forces Thursday, February 14, 2019 in a renewed effort to pass their anti-lynching legislation. The Senate passed the legislation from California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott last year, but the House never took up the… [Read More]

California Sen. Kamala Harris headlines campaign rally for Tammy Baldwin

June 14, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was joined by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), at a rally at Milwaukee’s Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St. And there was certainly plenty of buzz as someone in the crowd shouted to Harris: “Run for president.” Harris responded: “Thank you. But I’m here for… [Read More]