Updated: Jan 23, 2019
Natalie Hockaday | News Editor
This past congressional election there have been more women and minorities voted into office than ever before. Among them is Kamala Harris (D) who is currently the Senator of California has officially announced her campaign for Presidency for the 2020 election.
Harris announced her run for office on the Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday. She released a video on twitter and her website promoting her campaign early Monday morning, captioning “I’m running for president. Let’s do this together.” Harris will have her first campaign rallies on Sunday, January 27th in Oakland, California.
Harris has stated on her twitter and website that she refuses to accept funds from corporate PACs.
As a senator Harris serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Select Committee on Intelligence and Committee on Budget. Harris is the first Black woman to be senator of California and second Black woman to serve in the Senate and one of the few Black women to have ever run for president.
Prior to being a senator, Harris served as the District Attorney for San Francisco from 2004 until 2010 and later served as the Attorney General of California from 2011 until 2017.
Harris is among seven others who have announced their bid for the Oval Office. Among them are three other women: Tilsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren.