The Audacity of Hope: #bidenharris2020

by Renee Smith-Maddox
Aug 20, 2020

On Tuesday, August 12, 2020 Joe Biden announced that Kamala Devi Harris, an African
American politician and lawyer who has served as the junior United States senator from
California since 2017, as his running mate. Congratulations Senator Harris!
Kamala Harris is an inspiration to the millions of girls nationwide who aspire to be lawyers,
politicians, and leaders of all kinds. I’m ecstatic with Biden’s choice. It took courage to choose a
running mate of Kamala Harris’ stature.

Let put things in perspectives. Kamala Harris is an intersectional choice. If elected she will be
the first African American, woman, and person of Indian descent, to serve as the next Vice
President of the United States of America
. She’s a HBCU (historically black college and
university) graduate and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (the oldest African
American Greek-letter sorority) like me.

She is no-nonsense and whip smart. She has navigated the most complex terrains to prepare
herself for the VP position. She knows how to flex her political muscle. She’s tenacious, direct,
and forceful. She brings the best of who she is in every endeavor. As an emerging voice on racial
justice, inequality, and police violence, it is clear that Kamala Harris is for the people.
#kamalaharris is a strategic asset. No doubt…She brings high voltage electricity to the
Democratic presidential ticket

In our racist and misogynistic culture, we have to be steadfast with our activism. Kamala Harris
reminds us,”When we vote things change.” This is how we ensure that policies grounded in
fairness, equity and justice for all become the law of the land. 

79 days and counting. Our collective work to secure votes through voter engagement,
registration, education, and mobilization efforts matter. These are ways to hold our democracy
accountable. Let’s energize and engaged new voters and the people who tend not to vote.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, let’s show up in record numbers. VOTE!