Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

August 13, 2020

Senator Anwar Releases Public Statement Regarding Kamala Harris Being the First Vice Presidential Candidate with South Asian Heritage

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) released the following statement regarding the selection of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President. Harris, whose parents were respectively born in India and Jamaica, is the first vice presidential candidate with South Asian heritage.

“First and foremost, I am thrilled for Senator Harris’s nomination because she is an extremely competent and ready candidate who has shown, time and time again, her dedication to issues impacting working families and her work to protect American families from malignant corporate greed,” said Sen. Anwar. “It should also give us all great pride that she comes from an immigrant background. With her mother being of Indian descent, she gives pride to all people of South Asian heritage; with her father hailing from Jamaica, she gives pride to our Black brothers and sisters as well.”