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www.pressherald.com: Harris breaks barriers as first woman, Black woman and South Asian elected VP

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They will be sworn in as president and vice president on Jan. 20.

“That’s the kind of policy that also happens when you have voices like ours at the table,” said Jayapal, who in 2016 was the first South Asian woman elected to the U.S. House.

Harris’ mother raised her daughters with the understanding the world would see them as Black women, Harris has said, and that is how she describes herself today.

She attended Howard University, one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities, and pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation’s first sorority created by and for Black women.

Her victory could usher more Black women and people of color into politics.

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