While the Florida Legislative Black Caucus does not endorse, we recognize the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President nominee by the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, Joe Biden is an historic moment in our country.
Senator Harris has become the first black woman to be the Vice President nominee of a major political party. Because of our shared constituencies and communities, the significance of her elevation to Vice President is so much more inspiring. A graduate of a Historically Black College and University, a member of one of the Divine-Nine, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Pan-Hellenic Council and a member of the Links, Incorporated. Vice President nominee Senator Harris understands the important role of HBCUs in educating all students and the civic connections cultural organizations provide to lift up the issues of health disparities, child welfare, social justice, and many other issues impacting people of color.
Vice President nominee Senator Harris is highly capable and has travelled a trailblazing path as the first Black Woman to be both, California’s Attorney General, and currently representing California in the U.S. Senate. Her nomination as Vice President of this country is an inspiration to African Americans, people of color, and women of all ages, race and party affiliation.