Yesterday, Senator Kamala Harris was chosen as Joe Biden’s VP pick for president. The internet is a whirl. I danced and shouted, and felt a bit of relief. And when it settled down, I realized that while she is the first woman of color to be nominated for national office by a major political party, I have stopped setting my sights on representation politics. Though, there is a part of me that exists in grattitude for it.

So where am I? I keep thinking about this quote by Angela Davis when she spoke about voting for Biden in November,

“I don’t think this election is about choosing a candidate that can lead us in the right direction. It is about choosing a candidate that can be most effectively pressured into making more space for the evolving anti racist movement. Biden is problematic. He is against the disbandment of police. BUT he is FAR MORE likely to take mass demands seriously. Far more likely, than the current occupant.”

I’m team #BIDENHARRIS2020 Can’t wait to vote with you in November!

4 thoughts on “Kamala

  • Reply Susan Krzywicki August 12, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Yay! It seemed like a bit of calm came through when the news was announced about Harris. I’m looking forward to this.

    I wonder if Biden is going to delve deeper into the Defund Movement and learn more about it – once one does some homework, it makes sense and would put us all on a much better footing.

  • Reply latonya August 12, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Susan,

    Yes, here’s to hoping. But it definently is up to us to hold their feet to the fire throughout the proecess.


  • Reply Rosalie August 12, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    I so agree with this. Biden in the White House would still require us to shout and work and press for change, but we’ll have more of a chance of getting through to him. I hope.

  • Reply gm August 13, 2020 at 12:46 am

    She’s my senator— excited to see a woman of color in such an important role. I’ll be voting, along with my husband and (for the first time!) our 20-yo son and 18-yo daughter. Here’s hoping that in years to come they can say that their first presidential elections votes got Trump out of office and brought in some much-needed change. My first presidential election vote was for Bill Clinton, and while he was so much better than anyone in my adult lifetime except President Obama (who will always be my President), he was disappointing. Fingers crossed for November and these next four years.

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