Carol Moseley Braun, first Black female senator, to deliver Illinois votes in roll call

Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black female senator, will deliver the Illinois votes at the Democratic National Convention, where Kamala Harris, the second Black female senator becomes Joe Biden’s running mate.

Moseley Braun, who was also the first female senator to be elected from Illinois, will cast the Illinois votes during the Tuesday roll call in a pre-recorded segment at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times

The building is high on symbolism. Former President Barack Obama announced his presidential in front of the Old State Capitol and returned to announce that he picked Joe Biden to be his vice president pick.

It’s also where Abraham Lincoln’s delivered his historic House Divided speech in 1858,

Picking Moseley Braun is also very symbolic. Harris is the first woman of color to be on a major party vice presidential ticket.

A South Side resident, Moseley Braun, elected in 1992, served one term in the Senate. She ran for president in 2004 and for mayor of Chicago in 2011.


via Chicago Sun-Times

August 17, 2020 at 05:21PM

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