Sen. just announced she will be running for president in 2020!
The theme of Harris’ campaign will be “For the People,” & she is expected to formally announce in a speech on Jan. 27 in Oakland, CA.
The senator previewed her announcement in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday, & her campaign released a short introductory video. “I love my country,” Harris told ABC. “This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are.” She added: “My entire career has been focused on keeping people safe. It is probably one of the things that motivates me more than anything else. And when I look at this moment in time, I know that the American people deserve to have someone who is going to fight for them.”
Harris recently published a memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, that dove into many of the messages she is expected to focus on during her campaign. In the book, she describes her upbringing in Oakland as a daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, and her personal history going from prosecutor to district attorney to senator.
According to a Harris aide, her priorities in the campaign will be addressing cost of living, pushing for a more just society, expanding access to better quality of life and restoring dignity and responsibility to public office. Issues like immigration, education and criminal justice reform are expected to feature prominently in her agenda.
Elected to the Senate in 2016, Harris made history as the 1st Indian-American to serve in the body, as well as just the 2nd black woman. As attorney general of California for 6 years, she was first woman, African-American & Indian-American in that role.
Harris announced her presidential bid on , & her campaign’s logo and color scheme draw inspiration from the 1972 presidential bid of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for the presidency from one of the major parties.
Harris is expected to make her first campaign stop in one of the early states on Friday, in Columbia, SC. 💭🗣⚡️Follow @e