Daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, Harris is the first woman of colour to be nominated as a candidate for vice president [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters] Daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, Harris is the first woman of colour to be nominated as a candidate for vice president [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters]
The Democratic Party has made history by nominating Kamala Harris as its vice presidential candidate, as an array of party leaders laid out their case for Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States and urged people to organise and vote.
Democrats must defeat President Donald Trump in the November election or face a chaotic, destructive future amid a deadly pandemic and a rising climate crisis, Harris and a parade of Democrats including women, immigrants and young people warned on the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention.
We’re at an inflexion point,” Harris said in her acceptance speech on Wednesday in a direct attack on Trump.
“Right now we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons,” Harris said. “Constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid. The callousness makes us feel alone. It’s a lot. And here’s the thing – we can do better and deserve so much more,” Harris said.