45 minutes | Jan 20, 2021

Chapter 1: District Attorney

For more than 230 years, the occupants of our nation’s highest offices have looked largely the same. Fortunately, that’s no longer true. This week, Kamala Harris becomes the nation’s first woman Vice President. She will be the first Black woman and first South Asian woman in the role. So how did she get here? And perhaps even more importantly, how do we make sure she really isn’t the last?Over the next month Women belong in the House is turning our attention to a different house: the White House. On this special mini-series, we’ll chart Kamala Harris’ journey — from District Attorney to Attorney General to Senator to Vice President — investigating one of many possible paths to higher office. We’ll talk about Vice President Harris and highlight stories of women on a similar path, elected officials who may one day be in her same position. This groundbreaking moment is about more than one woman’s story. It’s about all the women to come. So we’re going to look at the pipeline by talking to women who’ve served in those same positions from across the country, too.Women Belong in the White House is produced in partnership with Emerge. 
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