A campaign 2020 decision resonates across the nation and we'd like to know TKC Reader opinions and insight before an "official" narrative has been crafted . . .
An introductory note from Senator Harris . . .
"I am coming to you today with some big news: I’m honored to join Joe Biden in the fight for the soul of our country as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee. Joe is a leader who can unify the American people, because he's spent his life fighting for the American people. And as president, he will build an America that lives up to our ideals.
"My mom and dad, like so many other immigrants, came to this country for an education. My mother from India and my dad from Jamaica. And the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s brought them together. Some of my earliest memories are from that time: My parents being attacked by police with hoses, fleeing for safety, with me strapped tightly in my stroller.
"That spirit of activism is why my mother, Shyamala, would always tell my sister and me, “Don’t just sit around and complain about things. Do something.”
"That’s why I became a District Attorney and fought to fix a broken system from within. Why I served as California’s Attorney General. Why I’m proud to represent my state as a U.S. Senator. And it’s why, today, I’m humbled to be joining Joe Biden in the battle to defeat Donald Trump and build a country that lives up to our values of truth, equality, and justice.
"I know that winning this race will be tougher than anything I’ve faced before, but I’ve never been more ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. Donald Trump thinks this country belongs to him. But Joe Biden knows it belongs to all of us. To the people.
"And together, the people are going to take it back."
MSM perspectives . . .
Setting Aside Differences
Kamala Harris, the politically shrewd California senator with a law enforcement background that has caused some tensions with the progressive left, was announced Tuesday as Joe Biden 's running mate. "I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021," Biden said in an email to supporters.
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Civil Rights Celebration
NAACP | NAACP Recognizes Senator Kamala Harris's Appointment to Major Party Ticket as 'Defining Moment in U.S. History.'
Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, released the following statement on the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as a candidate on the presidential ticket of a major political party: Throughout the history of this nation, Black women have been at the forefront of moving us toward a more representative and unified society.
History In The Making
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has picked California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. The selection will make Harris just the third woman - and first African American - to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.
Background For Veep
Before she was elected to the Senate in 2016, Harris spent 26 years as a prosecutor in her home state of California, rising through the ranks to become district attorney in San Francisco before being elected state attorney general in 2010.
Pollsters Share Predictions
Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate today. Here's a look at what this choice means and ... what it doesn't. Harris is the first Asian American and the first Black woman in American history to be a general election candidate for president or vice president for either of the two major political parties.
Prez Trump Celebrates Veep Biden Ticket
President Trump, in his first on-camera remarks about the new Biden-Harris ticket, said he was "a little surprised" that Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to be his running mate given her "very poor" primary performance, but said she was his "number one pick" to face off against.
You decide . . .