Kamala Harris Joins 2020 Presidential Race With Strong Pro-LGBT Record

Kamala Harris Joins 2020 Presidential Race With Strong Pro-LGBT Record

The senator, who grew up in Oakland, California, had an Indian mother and Jamaican father, who were active in the civil rights movement.

The California senator, who was elected in 2016, previously served as the state's attorney-general.

Merle Ibelings, a student at Westmount High, says she is excited and inspired to see an alumnus of her school in the running for the USA presidency. "I'm running to lift those voices, to bring our voices together". But Sen. Harris isn't the only troubling Democratic candidate. SC will hold the first primary in 2020 dominated by African-American voters.

Fresh off Sen. Kamala Harris' announcement that she is running for the White House in 2020, the California Democrat heads to Iowa next Monday to face questions from the state's influential voters at a town hall hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper.

California senator and former Montreal high-schooler Kamala Harris is using the platform of Martin Luther King Jr.

"If something is worth fighting for, it's a fight worth having. period", she said. She has said she will reject corporate political action committee money.


The first Indian-origin former Attorney General of California has selected Baltimore, near Washington DC, in the East Coast as her 2020 campaign headquarters. She holds consistent 100 percent pro-abortion position ratings with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL, has vowed to defend Roe v. Wade and bragged about forcing religiously-owned companies and pro-life pregnancy centers to violate their consciences.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have started exploratory committees.

That specific question cannot be answered at this point, but Gray argues that while an examination of Harris' record-mixed as it is-can be revealing, the fact that she became a prosecutor in the first place might be a demerit she cannot escape.

"Those folks don't want a wall".

Waleed Shahid, a spokesman for the left-wing activist group Justice Democrats and a Sanders delegate in 2016, said Harris is "a blank slate" to many voters. Some of her proposals include middle class tax cuts, rent relief, immigration and criminal justice overhauls, and Medicare for all. The former Democratic president also launched his presidential campaign two years after joining the Senate.

In her first remarks after announcing her presidential campaign, Harris described the criminal justice system as "horribly flawed" and in need of change.


"I am running for president of the United States", she said.

"[Chisholm] talked about all the issues that were resonating with me as a young African-American single mom on public assistance", Lee said.

Senator Harris said it was "very important" to announce her candidacy in an already crowded Democratic primary field on MLK Day.

By the time she was enrolled at Westmount, Harris had mostly adjusted to her life in Quebec, recalling fondly how her by-then divorced parents both attended her graduation, her mother resplendent in a bright red dress and heels. If you look at Warren's last Senate campaign, as Nathaniel Rakich recently did for FiveThirtyEight, and compare her performance to Hillary Clinton's in 2016, she looks stronger in "Obama-Trump" regions of the state - relatively downscale white towns in western MA - and relatively less-well in the "Romney-Clinton" elite suburbs. The clear subtext throughout her appearances was that she would not be bullied by anyone, including Trump.

Her initial foray into Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, a school for native French-speakers, was a challenge: "I used to joke that I felt like a duck, because all day long at our new school I'd be saying, 'Quoi?"


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