Is it too soon to launch the 2020 presidential campaigns? After all, we have not even reached the midterm elections of 2018. The answer we already know is absolutely emphatically not. Presidential campaigns are running farther and farther out. Arguably, Hilary Clinton spent the last two to three years of former President Obama’s last term gearing up for her 2016 run at the White House. Even former President Obama and former President Bush spent a good two years of their first terms gearing up for their reelection bids. This is the era of long and onerous campaigns and 2020 will be no different.
HBCU Politics is a centrist political publication and we will continue to be so despite this endorsement. However, we also believe it is time that HBCUs see the first president that truly has our DNA and interest. Currently, there is no one more qualified than Senator Harris that represents our political ranks nationally. It is also our belief that the push for equitable gender representation must also continue forward. As such, we are throwing our full support behind a fundraising effort for Kamala Harris to be the Democratic (or independent) candidate for president in the 2020 presidential election. Our goal is to provide her the beginnings of a war chest that will allow her campaign to be not only formidable but dominant on the national stage against her competitors. If you agree, then please click here to donate*.
Senator Kamala Harris Bio from her website:
“Born in Oakland, California, Harris is a graduate of Howard University, America’s oldest historically black university. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is married to Doug Emhoff and is the author of the book Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer. ”
For her full bio please visit her senatorial page here.
*5 percent of donations will be donated to the HBCU Endowment Foundation to fund scholarships to assist in producing the next generation of societal leaders who have attended HBCUs like Senator Harris.