Higher Heights for America PAC was proud to endorse Senator Kamala D. Harris (CA) to be our next vice president of the United States of America.
Kamala, who ran alongside Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, is the first Black woman to receive a major party vice presidential nomination.
Higher Heights for America PAC previously endorsed Kamala’s successful 2016 run for the U.S. Senate and her recent presidential campaign. She was sworn into the Senate in 2017, becoming both the second Black woman and first South Asian-American senator in U.S. history. She currently serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.
As vice president, she will work with Joe Biden to eliminate the health and financial disparities and systemic racism experienced by African Americans, end violence against women, expand access to affordable childcare, invest in women-owned small businesses, and implement a robust, achievement plan for combating COVID-19 and future epidemics.
Since becoming a senator, Kamala has introduced and cosponsored legislation to raise wages for working people, reform our broken criminal justice system, make healthcare a right for all Americans, address the epidemic of substance abuse, support veterans and military families, and expand access to childcare for working parents. She also has championed the rights of sexual assault survivors, and she led the charge against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Addressing the country’s long, tortured history of lynching is another issue that the senator has taken on. Since 1918 Congress had tried but failed roughly 200 times to pass anti-lynching legislation. On February 14, 2019, Kamala introduced The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, which would criminalize lynching for the first time in American history. She was joined by her colleagues Senator Cory Booker (NJ) and Senator Tim Scott (SC) in sponsoring the bill. The motion was passed, marking a historic step towards the first federal anti-lynching law in the United States.
In her previous role as California Attorney General, Kamala led the team that helped bring down California’s Proposition 8 in the U.S. Supreme Court and establishes marriage equality nationwide.
Born in Oakland, California, Kamala is a graduate of Howard University, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and she earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Growing up, she had a stroller’s eye view of the Civil Rights Movement. Through the examples of courageous leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley, and Charles Hamilton Houston, she learned the kind of character required to stand up to the powerful, and she resolved to spend her life advocating for those who could not defend themselves.
By supporting the Biden/Harris ticket Higher Heights for America members can help make history by electing both the first woman and Black woman to serve in one of our country’s top elected leadership positions. We can also ensure the presence of more Black women at decision-making tables representing our and our families’ interests. Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encouraged its members to support the Biden/Harris campaign with their time, talent and resources.