Joining Hands With The Vice President, A’ja Wilson Aims to Spread Awareness About American Right

Published 02/04/2024, 9:26 AM EST

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Ever since the Las Vegas Aces lifted their second championship, their captain A’ja Wilson is going to places. From concerts to chat shows, she’s gracing it all with style and statement. Now on the heels of her book release, Wilson showed up in powerful corridors standing shoulder to shoulder with the second most powerful person in the country.

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Though the Aces are gearing up for the third championship in a few months, A’ja Wilson is pretty occupied with her off-season. She’s hanging out with Vice President Kamala Harris to bring up motivation and awareness about voting campaigns.

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Many woke up to the Instagram reels of A’ja Wilson talking with President Kamala Harris. She was dressed in a pretty black suit with glasses. With a tight smirk and polite manners, Wilson was conversing with another lady who excelled in her position.

She posted the reel on her Instagram with the caption, “Creating change is a team effort! Make sure you’re registered to vote, and this November, let your voice be heard.” Wilson even posted a question to Kamala Harris: “How can we tell people what’s at stake with the election coming up in November?”

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To which the vice president replied, “First of all, everything is at stake, and I think that the bottom line about this election is that everyone has got to decide what kind of country they want to live in. Do you want to live in a country that protects freedoms, like the freedom to make decisions about your own body, and not have your government tell you what you do?”

She further added, “The freedom to love who you love with all pride, the freedom to be free from the fear of hatred and bigotry, not mention gun violence, right? I think we really have to understand that each person has the power to weigh in on the decision, and one of the ways to weigh in on that is your right to vote.”

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Wilson’s political campaign has interestingly come on the heels of her upcoming book launch. The Ace has already become the talk of the town for her book based on Black Lives.

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Releasing on 6 February 2024, A’ja Wilson’s highly anticipated book “Dear Black Girls: How to Be True to You” is already creating much buzz in market. The 192-page tome is a compilation of Wilson’s life tales and essays. The book is published by A Moment of Lift Books, a nonfiction label launched by Melinda Gates under Flatiron Books.

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“Dear Black Girls” is also an extension of Wilson’s powerful July 2020 Players’ Tribune piece. In this piece, she openly discussed her experiences growing up as a black child in South Carolina and her frustration with the prejudices and misconceptions faced by black women. With buzz building by day, the champ is bound is ace her way as a wordsmith.

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