kamalaharris When @JoeBiden asked me to join him as his Vice President, saying yes was an easy decision.
While I first knew Joe as Vice President, I really got to know him as the father who loved my dear friend, the late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. As attorneys general during the financial crisis, Beau and I were leaders in the fight to take on our nation’s biggest banks and secure billions of dollars in relief for homeowners across our country. And I can tell you that Beau inherited his strength of character and commitment to public service from his father.
Joe and I come from different backgrounds—but we were raised with the same values: Hard work. Honesty. Decency. A belief that we all have a responsibility to look out for one another.
That’s how Joe and I will lead. We’ll confront the daily challenges facing working people with the same determination and steady leadership applied to addressing the most serious crises facing our nation. And starting tomorrow, we’ll work to unify our country, tackle the challenges facing our nation, and renew the promise of America.
kamalaharris@DouglasEmhoff and I joined volunteers at @marthastable this National Day of Service to renew our commitment to serving those in need—and had a little friendly competition going along the way.
kamalaharris For most of 2019, I traveled across our country on the presidential campaign trail, listening to people’s hopes, dreams, fears, and daily struggles. From our campaign launch in Oakland to my last primary campaign rally, I learned what Americans want and deserve in their commander in chief.
How they want an America where the economy works for working people. Where health care is considered a fundamental right. And where you only have to work one job to pay the bills. We lifted up people whose voices too often had not been heard or were too often ignored.
Along the way, I believe our campaign showed every child in America—regardless of their color or gender—that there are no limits to who can lead and hold positions of power in our country. And I hope to continue to show that every day of my vice presidency.
kamalaharris I first came to work in the United States Senate not as a United States Senator—but as an intern.
It was the summer of 1984 and I had just finished up my sophomore year of college. My goal was to turn activism into action, and I saw the Senate as a place to do that.
So, I went to work for my home state Senator, California’s Alan Cranston—and I never dreamed that one day I would hold that same office.
During my time in the Senate, we have taken on critical issues facing Americans: Black maternal health, expanding worker protections, immigrant justice at the border, climate change, among many others.
From helping the people of California navigate the Medicare system, securing funding for families to rebuild after the wildfires, helping our California veterans get the benefits they are owed, to working to get our small businesses what they need to stay afloat: we heard you. We saw you. We fought for you everyday. And I will never give up that fight for you and for all Americans across this country.
kamalaharris By nominating this science team, @JoeBiden and I are sending a clear message: We are going to make sure the U.S. once again leads the way in science and innovation, harnessing the world’s collective knowledge to unlock new cures, new breakthroughs, and new possibilities for all.