Dem-NPL Statement on Sen. Kamala Harris’ Selection as Vice Presidential Candidate

BISMARCK, ND —  A statement from The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen on Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate.

As a Senator and former attorney general for the largest state in the nation, Sen. Kamala Harris will be ready on day one to preside over the Senate and take over as commander in chief if called to do so. With issues as important as protecting social security and access to affordable healthcare at stake in this election, I’m thankful to support a leader who is committed to working families and an economy that works for all Americans.

We have a long way to go before our politics represent the reality of American life. Nowhere is that immediately clearer than the COVID-19 response that has had a devastatingly disproportionate impact on communities of color. As a result, Sen. Harris introduced legislation to address and combat disparities facing under-served communities, and she will continue that work in all facets of public policy.

We are excited to elect the first woman of color to the second highest office in the land. Senator Harris is living proof that representation in public life makes a difference. I’m looking forward to seeing her back on the debate stage.