Yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his running mate for the 2020 elections: Kamala Harris. The 55-year-old senator from California is making history as the first African-American woman and South Asian woman to be nominated as a US vice presidential candidate of a major party.
“Black women and women of colour have long been underrepresented in elected office and in November we have an opportunity to change that. Let’s get to work,” Kamala (pronounced Comma-la) tweeted three hours before Joe Biden’s announcement. Scroll down for a brief introduction to Kamala Harris, and what you need to know about the woman who could potentially become America’s first female vice president.