For Immediate Release
APABA-DC offers its warmest congratulations to U.S. Senator Kamala Devi Harris, who is the country’s first South Asian, Black, and female Vice President-Elect of the United States. Upon being sworn in as Vice President, she will be the highest ranking Asian Pacific American ever in the presidential line of succession.
The images of Vice President-Elect Harris as a young child with her immigrant parents from India and Jamaica evoke an enormous sense of hope and pride within our community. The election of a biracial daughter of two immigrants to such a significant, representative office, speaks to the greatness of this country and all of its ideals. Her election is an important step towards representing the diversity of the United States in the political process. As fellow lawyers of Asian descent, we congratulate Vice President-Elect Harris on this groundbreaking achievement!