Senator Kamala Harris from California has been officially approved as the Democratic vice presidential nominee. This was announced at the party convention, which is being held in a virtual format in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Harris is the first African American to be nominated for the presidency and will run alongside Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential contender.
Speaking at the congress, the politician spoke about the problem of structural racism in the country, which leads to an increased mortality rate of African and Latin Americans, as well as indigenous people from the coronavirus.
She said racism manifests itself in inequalities in education, health care (including reproductive and maternal health), housing, employment, and transportation, as well as “excessive use of force by the police and in our wider criminal justice system.”
Harris previously ran for president but did not show significant results in the primaries.
As vice president, if 77-year-old Biden is elected, 55-year-old Harris will lay claim to the party leader after his departure.
The presidential election will be held in the United States on November 3. The incumbent head of state, Donald Trump, will participate on behalf of the Republicans.