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On Monday, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, announced that she will run for president in 2020, after viewing the injustices of the past two year with Trump as president. Harris has become the first African American woman to announce her running for the White House in 2020 and the third woman to announce.
Harris appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, just as her campaign video was released on social media.
“Justice. Decency. Equality. Freedom. Democracy. These aren’t just words. They’re the values we as Americans cherish. And they’re all on the line now,” Harris said in the video, teasing her official kickoff in her birthplace of Oakland next Sunday.
Harris has a history as a prosecutor, district attorney of San Francisco and attorney general of California. Earlier this month, her book tour served as a soft launch for her presidential big, showcasing a strong appeal among women, minorities and millennials. She argues that the middle class’s needs have been ignored, using the current government shutdown over a wall, as an example.
Harris has accused President Trump of stoking racist and xenophobic rhetoric, while aligning his administration with white supremacists at home, and cozying up to dictators abroad. Her campaign theme being “Kamala Harris for the people.”
In 2004, when she created a diversionary program for first-time offenders charged with drug offenses that moved them into job training and apprenticeship programs. As far as the death penalty, that is determined case by case.
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— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 21, 2019
Written by Clarke Jones