By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 7, 2016: While the Republican President-Elect is continuing to use his Twitter account like a third world dictatorial policy machine, Caribbean-roots Senator-elect, Kamala Harris is using her account to lay out her 2017 platform of issues.
Harris, 52, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother who made history on November 8, 2016 by becoming only the second black woman and first Indian, Jamaican-American elected to serve in the United States Senate, has been quietly laying out her agenda to her 120 thousands followers.
Climate change, the broken criminal justice system, civil rights and equality for all, voter suppression, national paid family and sick leave policies that provide a safety net for working families, predatory college loans and small businesses are some of the issues Harris has been tweeting about in recent days.
“We cannot disengage or retreat over the next four years. We must remain steadfast in our fight for justice,” Harris tweeted recently.
It is obvious Harris is coming to the Senate with a lot of energy when she takes the oath of Office this January. And Democrats are going to need that energy given their resounding loss this November and the demoralization of the Party and base currently.
So far Harris has taken on Trumpishm head on – the hatred being espoused by Trump through the campaign and now being carried out by some of his followers.
“Here’s the truth: we must actively reject racism and xenophobia in our politics,” she insists. “We all must say loud and clear that attacks on the Muslim community are attacks on all of us Americans.”
Harris, who is a friend of President Barack Obama, is also being bandied about as a Presidential candidate for 2020, the woman who can finally do what Hillary Clinton could not – become the first female US President. The next four years of her tenure will undoubtedly determine if she can!