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Joe Biden had promised to choose a woman as his running mate, but his naming of a Black woman as his vice president is not only historic but also an acknowledgment that Black women’s voting power — and how crucial Black women are to Democratic candidates success in elections.
As Nikole Hannah Jones, the Pulitzer prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project points out, “so few Black women voted for Trump in 2020 that they fell within the statistical margin of error”.
If you look at support for social safety net programs, for livable wages, for public goods and opposition to programs that are punitive and individualistic, Black women have consistently shown a support for the common good over the individual at the highest rates.
Former 2020 presidential candidates congratulate Kamala Harris:
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris, who will make history as our next Vice President. She understands what it takes to stand up for working people, fight for health care for all, and take down the most corrupt administration in history. Let’s get to work and win.
I’m proud to call @KamalaHarris my dear friend and sister—and next year, I’ll be even more proud to call her our Vice President.
This is history. Kamala is a trailblazer who will serve this country well as the first Black and Asian American woman on a major party’s ticket. pic.twitter.com/zUlL2TXkJ3
A historic announcement! @KamalaHarris is a talented, dynamic, and groundbreaking leader who will make a fantastic VP.
She’s already generating excitement among voters and I know she’ll be a fantastic partner to @JoeBiden as we work to defeat Trump and bring our nation together. https://t.co/9Z7SpTX1Y3
Congratulations Kamala! You are set to make history – let’s win!! pic.twitter.com/qyI3kcqOHE
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I’m thrilled she’s joining the ticket and can’t wait to call her my Vice President.
The best executives know that you’re only as good as the team you build. It’s a lesson that clearly escaped our current president.
But @JoeBiden just showed he gets it: @KamalaHarris is a smart choice who will be a strong partner in the White House. pic.twitter.com/Bo0Vkgfs8x