Kamala - the triumph of women in the United States

 In a tweet ahead of the US election, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wrote, ‘Big news! : I've chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate.' The news was really great, was made clear by the new history of the US presidential election on November 3, 2020.


 And that history is the triumph of women in American politics. Because Kamala Harris became the first woman vice president of the United States. No woman has previously been elected to one of the top two positions in the United States. Nancy Pelosi became the first female speaker in the United States.

"But while I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last,"  Kamala said in a speech from the Victory Stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 8, after the victory was confirmed. 

But I am not the end. ' She addressed the children, especially every girl child, saying, 'Our country has sent you a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before.'

Really, this is a story of women moving forward in the United States!  Women in the United States first got the right to vote in 1920. Exactly 100 years ago. And 100 years later, in 2020, women were represented for the first time in one of the two most important positions in the United States. 

However, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker in the history of the United States. She was the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2008 to 2011. She became a member of the House of Representatives in 1986. 

She has been a speaker since the time of Barack Obama. Democratic lawmakers in Congress on Thursday re-elected her speaker of the House of Representatives for two years. She is the most powerful person in the United States Congress at her age of 60 years. Women have come a long way to achieve this.

Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to run for vice president in 1974, along with Democrat Walter Mandel. However, she could not become vice president.

 Alaska's female governor, Sarah Palin, was nominated for vice president in 2008 alongside Republican presidential candidate John McCain. He also could not be vice president. 

In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman candidate of the Democratic Party for the presidency. But despite winning more than 3 million popular votes, Hillary lost the electoral vote to Trump. 

This time, Kamala became the Vice President and said that women are no longer an issue in politics in the United States. Earlier, Madeleine Albright was President Clinton's secretary of state as a woman. 

Condoleezza Rice was President Bush's secretary of state. Hillary Clinton has served as powerful Secretary of State  under the Obama administration.

 Two other women ministers in the Obama administration are Janet Napolitano and Hilda Solis in the Ministries of Homeland Security and Labor.

Hillary Clinton did not win the presidency in 2016, that's right. However, in 2017, a record number of women entered the US Senate. The number of women legislators in the state is more. In 2017, 1,830 women served in 50 state legislatures. 

In addition, 20 percent of the mayors of cities with a population of more than 30,000 are women. In the mid-term elections of 2018, a record number of 98 women became members of the House of Representatives. 

Until the 2018 election, 322 women served in the US Congress. Of these, 208 are from the Democratic Party and 114 are from the Republicans.

This election has created an awakening among women as Kamala Harris has become the first woman vice president of the United States. According to AFP, Kamala has energized female voters in the United States. In many cities in the United States, there has been a lot of talk about Kamala. 

Lawyer Theodora told AFP in her response that Kamala is a wonderful role model to girls. Joe Biden is going to make Michèle Flournoy, a woman, the secretary of defense in his cabinet. This will also be new history.

Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, went to the polls for the first time in 2003 after entering American politics. She became the District Attorney of San Francisco, California. 

In 2010, she was elected Attorney General of California. In 2016, she was elected senator of California. The children of two immigrants are now the first female vice president of the United States.

In her autobiography, "The Truth We Hold", Kamala Harris writes that "Kamol" means lotus, a symbol of significance in Indian culture. The name 'Kamala' is taken from there. 

Her mom, Shyamla Gopalan immigrated to the United States from Tamil Nadu, India. She was a cancer researcher and rights activist. Father Donald Harris was born in Jamaica. 

She taught at Stanford University. She was born in Auckland, California, to the children of these two immigrants. The parents separated at the age of five. Kamala and her sister Maya grew up in a mixed culture with their mother. They have also come to visit India with their mother.

 But my mother knew that the people of the country she had chosen to live in would accept Kamala and Maya as black. Mother raised us in that culture.

 She was admitted to Howard University, which was known as the ‘University of Blacks’ in Washington DC. There she studied political science and economics. She then studied law at the University of California.

However, Howard University has had the greatest impact on her in terms of constructive experience in life. Mother Shyamla died in 2009. Kamala married lawyer Douglas Emhoff in 2014 in keeping with Indian and Jewish traditions. 

Kamala also called for unity in tune with Biden. "Biden and I are ready to write a new chapter in our national history," said the eloquent Kamala Harris. From day one, we are going to start working on rebuilding the economy, which will work for working families. '

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