A proven fighter for women and working families
Senator Kamala Harris is a proven fighter for women and working families. As attorney general of California, she took on the big banks, fought back against corporations defrauding the health care system, and oversaw the first statewide agency to adopt a body camera program. In the U.S. Senate, Kamala has brought national attention to the issues of racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality rates and health care access, most recently during the COVID-19 crisis. A brilliant attorney and pro-choice champion, she released a plan to protect state-level abortion access modeled off of the Voting Rights Act. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence, she has held Trump administration officials accountable and dealt with the nation’s most sensitive national security threats.
An experienced leader who won’t quit
With experience serving at the local, state, and federal level, Kamala is a proven leader who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. She has spent her life breaking barriers, and she is committed to empowering others to do the same. Kamala lives by the words her mother used to say to her: “Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.” As vice president, she will be ready on day one to help build the country back better and create more opportunities for women, for girls, and for hard working Americans across the country.
A lifelong civil rights champion
Kamala is a lifelong civil rights champion. The daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants who instilled in her a passion for political activism, Kamala was inspired to run for office to change the system from the inside. From her stroller in the streets to the steps of the United States Capitol, she has dedicated her life to fighting for justice and equality. Kamala is a trailblazer whose career has been marked by a series of firsts: she was the first Black woman to serve as San Francisco district attorney; the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian to serve as California's attorney general; and the first South Asian senator in American history. She graduated from Howard University and earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.