Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday, choosing MLK day to make the announcement.
She is the first black woman of such stature to run for President in this country.
‘I love my country,’ Harris said on ‘Good Morning America,’ adding ‘This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are.’
While it will be a tough fight, Harris, 54, has experience in changing the status quo: she is the first-ever female district attorney in S.F and the first black DA in all of California.
A bit of background: Harris’ parents are immigrants from Jamaica and India; she identifies as African-American. Her first name, pronounced ‘comma-la,’ is from the Sanskrit word for ‘lotus flower.’