Updated: Aug 25
"You fought for the ceiling to be forever removed from all women, black women, Asian women, women of color and any one of us who has dreamed beyond our circumstances." Ericka Murria ~ CEO and Founder of Supreme-Transtions.org
For the first time in history a woman has taken the second most powerful political position in the free world. To celebrate this tremendous occasion, we posed a poignant question to an inspiring and diverse group of women we are proud to call our friends, “What does it mean to you having Kamala Harris as the first female Vice President of the United States of America?”
Ericka is CEO and Founder of Supreme-Transtions.org
A Single Black Mothers love letter to Kamala Harris
Dear Kamala Harris,
I love you for your courage and resilience.
Thank you for fighting for your seat at the highest table in our Nation. You fought for the ceiling to be forever removed from all women, black women, Asian women, women of color and any one of us who has dreamed beyond our circumstances. From the outside looking in, life is a dream for you. It is a dream, but it didn’t come without heart ache, back ache, headache, sleepless nights, unsurety, and above all else, A DREAM! Your inauguration comes upon the week of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and National calendar observance. That is not a coincidence. You are the Dream that Martin spoke about. Twelve years ago; President Barack Obama fulfilled the dream for Martin partly, your election win completes that dream when he said for “little boys and girls.” “The Dream” was not just for boys but also for girls.
You will be the United States' first female Vice President, You will be the highest-ranking female elected official in U.S. history, and the first African American and first Asian American vice president. Your accomplishments are historical.
As a Black woman who has experienced many hardships and adversities including being a teen mom, experiencing domestic violence and losing my mother at the age of 16. I am inspired by your resilience, resolve and all that you have accomplished. You inspire me to do more to inspire others.
I love you for your grit…
In 2003, you were elected District Attorney of San Francisco. You were elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Within this time, I experienced sexual assault and fought to rise above it. You have served as the United States Junior Senator from California since 2017. Madame Vice President, you 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.
I love you for your fearlessness…
All of my life there was an unspoken theme that girls/women could only go so far and only work particular jobs. Growing up in the 90s, I lived in your shadow unknowingly. There was a secret electric current that charged girls to be self-aware of the “glass ceiling” and join the wave that would become a force determined to break it. It is not to be taken lightly that you gained a national profile for fiercely & unapologetically questioning Trump administration officials during Senate hearings, including Trump's second Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault. I watched those hearings and gleaned from your tenacity. I watched your poise and smiled that a woman who looked similar to one of my aunts was bold enough to stand flat foot and handle the business fearlessly. YOU ROCK, SIS!
Helen is CFO and Co-Founder at
Vice-President Kamala Harris:
There are several people who are deemed as heroes and mentors in my life, and then there are the superheroes. Kamala Harris is that figure that defines for me who is a superhero. She is the epitome of a strong and independent woman who has shown her strength and courage for many years as a public servant in public office. She is a great role model for me and women everywhere. As America’s first female, first black, and first south Asian vice president elect, I cannot be more proud for the representation of this strong woman. Kamala Harris not only represents a powerful woman in leadership, but she also represents those who are often overlooked and underrepresented. She has given me and women of color, hope in a world where women of color have been ignored. My admiration for her conviction, courage, and moral integrity is just a very few characteristics that I deem as noble qualities in our Vice-president, and to be able to see this historic occasion in my lifetime is a sign of a new era in political power.
Laura Ratcliff Walker
Laura is a business owner and political activist.
Kamala Harris Is One of Us
From day one, I was an Elizabeth Warren girl. Her progressive ideas and no-nonsense demeanor inspired me ever since I watched her take on big banks during the Obama years. My best friend Sharon, however, was for Kamala Harris. She loved her prosecutorial experience and her fearlessness. How could our country go wrong with two such experienced female candidates?
Well, we all learned how an election could go wrong after the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race in which Brian Kemp beat Stacey Abrams. I was a Field Organizer for the Democratic Party of Georgia during that campaign – my first foray into political work. Most Field Organizers are in their early 20s and I was 54, but I had to be a part of this campaign work for one reason: Ms. Stacey Abrams. She was the most perfect candidate I’d ever seen; so intelligent and perceptive, with the uncanny ability to connect to everyone. Stacey believed in people, and could articulate a path to justice for all, to potential realized, to a fair and prosperous Georgia. We Democrats worked our hearts out for her, but the election was marred by an opponent who oversaw his own election, then- Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The voter suppression left unchecked during this election resulted in a win for Kemp, but also a lawsuit against the state of Georgia’s current Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger which I hope will be a driving force behind easing the suppression that still exists. My heart rejoiced and broke over Stacey.
Would America or Georgia ever get the executive-level female leadership that we all deserve? Fast forward to 2020. Through the primary election process, the United States found itself with Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee. *SIGH* I love Joe; but with Senators Warren, Harris, Klobuchar, and Gillibrand as female candidates, this did seem to be “our” year! When Biden announced that he would choose a female Vice President should he be the nominee, I was buoyed a bit. When he picked Senator Kamala Harris as his VP in August, I was ecstatic!
Knowing that we were fighting for not only a potential President Joe Biden, but a Vice President Kamala Harris turned up the campaign gas a lot here in Georgia! I was the Chair of the Muscogee County Democratic Committee in Columbus, Georgia (my term ended December 31, 2020) and we were energized! The Muscogee Dems volunteers held rallies, launched canvassers, gave out yard signs, and hit the phones! The Democratic Party of Georgia’s constituency groups conducted targeted outreach to their members, for example the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,) Veterans and Military Families, and LGBTQ caucuses. Our efforts were elevated by the boots-on-the-ground work of so many non-partisan, voter registration and education groups like Black Voters Matter, New Georgia Project, Fair Fight Action, and Fair Count who made sure that voters of all parties were registered and ready to vote! This last group of helpers were also non-partisan but especially vested in then-Senator Harris’ success: her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorors and all the other Black sorority and fraternity members in the state. Their support of voting rights for all made a huge difference in turnout for this election.
I believe that the prospect of Kamala Harris as our first woman Vice President was the weight that tipped the scale toward Democrats this year. Why did we work that much harder for her? Many of us could see ourselves in her journey. She is a child of bi-racial immigrants, a child of divorce. A young woman making her way through college, a sorority sister. A professional working in a bureaucracy and climbing that ladder. A female who cared enough to run for public office but demonized and sexualized at every level for being a confident and exceptionally talented woman. But she never gave up and we certainly wouldn’t give up on her. She is every woman who’s been dismissed or groped, every woman who’s persevered despite all challenges. We will cry with joy at her inauguration and celebrate the beauty, achievement, and POTENTIAL of all women. Kamala Harris is us!
Reverend Dr Norma Stewart Heath
Norma is founder and Owner of Amron International
Madam Vice President
It is with extreme honor that I share my reflections on VP of the United States, Kamala Devi Harris. My purpose is to inspire my reader as I am inspired by such a powerful story.
Kamala Harris was born in Oakland California on October 20, 1964. She got her undergrad degree from Howard and her Law degree from University of California. Most of her strength I will say came from her mother Shymala who was an Indian American immigrant, Activist and Breast cancer researcher. However, Kamala was a very hard-working woman. In 2003 she became District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco. During that time, she started a program which gave first time drug offenders a chance to earn a H.S. Diploma and find employment. As a person with substance use issues, this was particularly important to me.
Mrs. Harris was the first African American and the first woman to serve as California’s Attorney General, where she protected the states most vulnerable people. In 2017 she became US Senator of California. As a Senator she helped to win marriage equality for all Californians. Way back in 2008 she fought hard against Proposition 8 which stated that only marriages between a man and a woman are valid. She also addressed the epidemic of substance abuse. This woman’s actions have portrayed love throughout her career.
Kamala is the first African American and the first Asian American to become Vice President of the United States of America in history. We can follow Kamala Harris’ career and notice that she has always fought for justice. I am proud to be able to share Kamala’s story with my granddaughters. As African American girls, they have hope that they can be whatever they want to be as long as they work hard for it. Not only is Kamala a trailblazer and a history maker she is a family woman. She is married with 2 stepchildren. Another proof of the love Mrs. Harris possess. I loved when Kamala called Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America, and said, “We did it! We did it Joe. You’re going to be the next president of the United States.”
I believe that is new administration will do their best to represent and the protect the American people. I am so damn proud of Kamala Harris, Madam Vice President of the United States of America.
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