Kamala Harris First Woman Vice-President of USA, the highest-ranking female elected official in U.S. history. Since November 2020 the name of Kamala Harris became known to the whole world. There’s no woman before her was able to handle this kind responsibilities for the Nation. It is even harder in these circumstances when the whole Nation is so disturbed, when for the first time in 200 years Democracy is challenged.
Kamala Harris yesterday wrote her statement before the big day – Inauguration of the President: “When I was in high school, I learned my best friend was being molested by her father. Once she told me, I said to her ‘well, you have to come stay with us.’ – And she did.
A big part of the reason I wanted to be a prosecutor was to protect people like her and change the system. In fact, a big part of my career has been about protecting women and children, including prosecuting child sexual assault cases, and ensuring that children had a shot at being great.
In our system of justice, we believe that a harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us. That’s why when we file a case, it’s not filed in the name of the victim. It reads, “The People.” And my whole life, I’ve only had one client: the people.
Fighting for the people meant fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault like my friend. It meant going to bat for middle-class families who had been defrauded by banks and winning $20 billion for California homeowners during the foreclosure crisis. It meant leading the charge against Corinthian Colleges for luring in students with false promises about job prospects and leaving them saddled with debt. It meant refusing to defend Prop 8 because the LGBTQ+ community had been waiting for equality long enough.
Ever since that moment in high school, I knew I wanted to protect people—and that is what I did and will continue to do in the White House…”
Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California, she graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco’s office. In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
Kamala Harris has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. She defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to become the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate. As a senator, she has advocated healthcare reform, federal de-scheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, a ban on assault weapons, and progressive tax reform. She gained a national profile for her pointed questioning of Trump administration officials during Senate hearings, including Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.
Wonderful Kamala Harris, please accept our greatest admiration from Paris with love, from me and all RUNWAY MAGAZINE team, as we all share and treasure the same values you’ve been defending all your life. We are International Media and we are here to give all our support in any actions, with my hand over heart and word of honor!
Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE, Paris France