screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-3-24-44-pmKamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, made history Tuesday night, when she became the second black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. While 20 African-American women currently serve in the House of Representatives, there hasn’t been a black female senator since Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois served one term from 1993 to 1999.

Harris’s platform includes such issues as criminal justice and immigration reform, creating good-paying jobs, enacting family leave and equal pay policies, college affordability and universal pre-kindergarten for children and tackling climate change.

Harris, the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, will succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer, who is retiring after serving four terms in the U.S. Senate.


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