My mother had a saying: ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.
The American dream belongs to all of us.
I believe that a child going without an education is a crime.
What’s important for my daughter to know is that… if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.
There is a lot of work to be done to make sure our leaders reflect the people they are supposed to represent. The more diverse a group of decision makers is, the more informed the decision will be. Until we achieve full representation, we all should understand we are falling short of the ideals of our country.
No woman should be told she can’t make her own decisions about her body. If women’s reproductive rights come under attack, I will be standing up for women.
When you expand your ability to see, you understand that there are a lot of false choices being offered.
Everyone’s perspective of themselves and others is based on the limitations of their exposure.
I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.
Don’t give up – our country needs you now more than ever. This is a pivotal moment in the history of our country: Our ideals are at stake, and we all have to fight for who we are. We are all, and should be treated as, equals, but the disparity in terms of income and inequality, for women and women of color, is significant.
Don’t pretend that you can just be oblivious to politics. You can’t. What you never do is break your personal code. Have a code and keep it. You should never compromise what your priorities are.
I believe in that old adage that ‘as goes California, so goes the country.
I’ve been a proud mentor to many women seeking public office, because I believe we need more women at all levels of government. Women have an equal stake in our future and should have an equal voice in our politics. These are challenging times, but I believe getting more women to run for office is a big part of the solution.
I think I have every piece of music Bob Marley ever made.
Everybody will make mistakes, and for some that mistake will rise to the level of being a crime.
My mother was and will always remain my greatest hero.
I strongly believe that for serious and violent criminals, we must absolutely hold them accountable for their crimes and send them to prison.
In order to find balance, I feel very strongly about two things in particular in terms of routine. Work out, and eat well.
I’m one of the luckiest people on Earth.
Getting smart on crime’ does not mean reducing sentences or punishments for crimes.
Women should not allow themselves to be caught up in the hype that says performance, meaning the motions, is what matters.
These days, children can text on their cell phone all night long, and no one else is seeing that phone. You don’t know who is calling that child.
Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That’s not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That’s not leadership. That’s abandoning our middle class.
I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.
Eighty-two percent of prisoners in the United States are high-school dropouts. A high-school dropout between the ages of 30 and 34 is two-thirds more likely to be in jail, or to have been in jail, or to be dead.