Thank you, Senator Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/7AT7MBJrVb
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 13, 2020
As a proud graduate of Howard University, I’m always excited to hear from HBCU students. We are family—no matter which school we call home, or where we pledged. pic.twitter.com/DA4ou2DAuM
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 10, 2020
Democrats are hoping that vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris helps them with Florida's booming population of people of Jamaican descent. The California senator's father is Jamaican. https://t.co/nSRpjH8cEH
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 11, 2020
… “The fact she has a lineage means you are going to see a lot of Jamaicans voting even if they were not doing so before,” said Antoinette Henry, director of corporate relations at the Dutch Pot Jamaican Restaurant, a company with several locations in South Florida. “Part of Jamaica will be in the White House.”
Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, is the county with the most Jamaicans in the United States. Florida has more than 974,000 people of West Indian ancestry — a Caribbean category that excludes Hispanic nationalities such as Cuban. That total includes more than 300,000 Jamaicans and more than 530,000 Haitians, according to census figures…
Between October 2016 and September 2018, more Jamaicans became naturalized U.S. citizens than did Venezuelans, a group pursued by the GOP, according to the most recently available data from the Department of Homeland Security.
“I can tell you Kamala is in the tongue of everyone. They are talking about what must be done to make sure we deliver for the team of Biden and Sen. Harris,” said Jamaican-born Hazelle Rogers, the mayor of Lauderdale Lakes who in 1996 became Florida’s first Jamaican to be elected to office. “We are so proud, and we know that we must deliver.” …
Shawn Myers, a voter in Broward County who is Jamaican American, said he would vote for Biden and Harris, just to unseat Trump.
“We need something better,” Myers said. “With her I feel like we are getting somewhere. She is strict, so she knows what she is doing.” …
An emotion with which we can all agree!