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President of local Asian American Alliance celebrates VP Harris

Posted at 9:43 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 09:43:09-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The new Vice President's legacy is already historic.

Kamala Harris is the first woman to serve as VP. She's also the first Black Vice President and first of Indian descent.

Many Americans are celebrating having a Vice President that looks like them. That includes the president of the Asian American Alliance, a central Indiana organization, Rupal Thanawala.

"My hash tag today is 'my VP looks like me.' And I know that there are so many like me that start in this country with the hope that we can realize the American dream," Thanawala said.

But Thanawala says it's much more than that.

"I really don't want to make it just about a south Asian woman being in the position, but it's really about that this position is open to all and how a person in the position can create opportunities for individuals who deserve it," Thanawala said.