Harris begins by talking about the generations of women who have worked “to make democracy and opportunity real”.
“They paved the way for the trailblazing leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and these women inspired us to pick up the torch and fight on.”
She says there’s another woman too, whose shoulders she stands on: her mother’s.
“[Shyamala Gopalan Harris] came here from India at age 19 to pursue her dream of curing cancer. At the University of California, she met my father, Donald Harris, who had come from Jamaica to study economics. They fell in love in that most American way – while marching together for justice in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.”