Reese Witherspoon has spoken out about Kamala Harris’ historic Vice President nomination, perfectly summing up why the appointment is quite so monumental.
Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential candidate, confirmed the news after promising he'd announce a woman on his ticket, according to Stylist.
Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, is the first woman of colour to be nominated for a Vice Presidency; only two other women have been nominated previously for the role.
Witherspoon is one of many high-profile supporters that's shared her excitement about the news. The actress took to Instagram to reflect on her experience at school, where her classmates laughed at her ambitions to be the first female president in the US.
“I woke up this morning thinking about a moment from my childhood. In the 3rd grade our teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, and I raised my hand and said, ‘I want to be the first female President of the United States of America’,” she wrote. “Some of the kids laughed, but my teacher looked me in the eye and said, ‘I will be the first person to vote for you, Reese’.
“My thoughts today are with women in our country, especially the young Black and Brown girls of our nation, who have watched their mothers hold up their families, their communities, their cities, their states.”
“Now you know that you too can work hard, dedicate your life to service and show up every day to help others, and you can rise to become a Vice Presidential nominee in the United States of America. Today is a truly historic day.”
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