Travels of Sen. Kamala Harris—September 2020

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Campaigning in the time of COVID.  Sen. Harris has done relatively few in-person events, making only seven trips during the month,  visiting eight states as well as DC.  Many of her events have targeted Black voters in major cities, in roundtables or community conversations.  Harris did only virtual events on ten days and no public events on ten days, six of which were on the weekend.  In terms of Senate work, she attended an Intelligence Committee briefing on Sept. 23 and paid respects to RBG on Sept. 25.  During the month Harris did 19 virtual fundraisers.  @KamalaHarris  |  @DouglasEmhoff

Sept. Oct.





no public events

no public events

no public events

Milwaukee, WI



Miami, FL

Fairfax, VA


no public events


Auberry, CA
Las Vegas, NV

no public events

Philadelphia, PA


Washington, DC

no public events


Flint, MI
Detroit, MI

Washington, DC

no public events

Washington, DC

no public events

no public events

Raleigh, NC


no public events

Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign, news accounts and tweets from reporters.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes OTR/unannounced stops and other details, again based on publicly available information. See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.

Tues. September 1, 2020
- Three virtual fundraising events: 1) Conversation with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy.  2) African American Leadership Council virtual reception.  3) no info.  3$

Wed. September 2, 2020
- Virtual roundtable: Minnesota Kitchen Table Conversation with Kamala Harris, Tina Smith, & Peggy Flanagan.  $

Thurs. September 3, 2020
 - Three virtual fundraising events: 1) A big Hollywood event chaired by producer Ryan Murphy and his husband photographer David Miller, also featuring Bakari Sellers (234 attendees, raised over $8 million); see  2) Virtual reception in Kansas City and St. Louis with Sen. Tim Kaine hosted by Joyce Aboussie, Roshann Parris and Ursula Terrasi.  3) no info.  3$

Fri. September 4, 2020
no public events.

Sat. September 5, 2020
no public events.

Sun. September 6, 2020

no public events.

Mon. September 7, 2020
Flight to MKE, Milwaukee, WI.
- Private meeting with Jacob Blake's family and attorneys at Signature Flight Support, MKE, Milwaukee, WI.
- Tours and speaks with IBEW members and Wisconsin labor leadership about Joe Biden’s commitment to workers and organized labor at IBEW 494 Training Facility. 
- Attends a “Build Back Better” roundtable with Black Milwaukee business owners at Benedict Center in Milwaukee, WI (>).
- Private meeting with members of Voces de la Frontera at Signature Flight Support, MKE, Milwaukee, WI (+). 

Tues. September 8, 2020
- Two virtual fundraising events: 1) Hosted by co-managing partner of Bain Capital Jonathan Lavine and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (272 attendees).  2) "Friends of Kamala Virtual Reception with Sen. Kamala Harris, Billy Porter, & Padma Lakshmi" (430 attendees, raised $3 million). 

Wed. September 9, 2020

- Two virtual fundraising events: 1) Hosted by Chris Korge, DNC national finance chair, attorney from Coral Gables (21 people).  2) Hosted by TJ McGill, co-founder of Evergreen Pacific Partners, and Soozi Sinegal McGill, a philanthropist and cofounder and president of the Rwanda Girls Initiative, as well as Raj and Jill Singh (24 people).  2$

Thurs. September 10, 2020
Harris and Doug Emhoff travel to Miami, FL. 
- OTR Harris and Emhoff stop at the Venezuelan restaurant Mercadito Amaize Latin Flavors Arepas in El Doral, FL.
- Harris, greeted by The Roar Marching Band, then hosts a community conversation with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Miami Shores Mayor Crystal Wagar, and leaders from the community to discuss the challenges facing the African American community in South Florida, at Florida Memorial University in Opa-locka North, Miami Gardens, FL (1, 2).
- Two virtual fundraising events: 1) Event with Chicago donors hosted by Stacey Sherr Michelon and Desiree Rogers.  2) Hosted by
Michael Kempner and Jon Henes [New Yorkers who backed Harris' presidential run – Kempner is CEO of MWWPR; Henes, a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis, served as finance chair on her campaign]   2$

[Emhoff hosts a community conversation with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and rabbis to discuss issues important to the Jewish community at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center].

Fri. September 11, 2020
- Harris, accompanied by Doug Emhoff, delivers remarks at a remembrance ceremony outside the Public Safety Headquarters at Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, VA.

Sat. September 12, 2020
- Biden for President Arizona Entre Familia: A Virtual Conversation with Small Business Owners.
- Virtual fundraising event hosted by Bison Family and Friends for members of the Howard University community (as many as 304 participants).  $

Sun. September 13, 2020
no public events.

Mon. September 14, 2020
- Joins a UNITE HERE virtual roundtable. +
- Two virtual fundraising events: 1. Featuring former Vice President Walter Mondale.  2.
Featuring Hillary Clinton, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler. 
Travels to California.

Tues. September 15, 2020
Arrives at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
- Joined by Gov. Gavin Newsom, meets with emergency service personnel for an assessment of the wildfires and damage at Pine Ridge Elementary School, in an area damaged by the Creek Fire, in Auberry, CA.
  - Harris and Newsom survey the damage and speak to reporters in front of the burnt school playground in Auberry, CA. >
  - Stop at Clovis North High School, where gym has been converted to a Red Cross evacuation shelter.
  - OTR Harris and Newsom briefly stop at Fresno Fire Station No. 11, deliver sack lunches to firefighters. 
Afternoon travels to Las Vegas, NV.
- Attends a community conversation focused on the impact of COVID-19 on working families in the Latino community at Rafael Rivera Community Center in Las Vegas, NV. >
Wed. September 16, 2020
no public events.

Thurs. September 17, 2020
Travels to Philadelphia, PA.
- With U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans tours local small businesses starting at Beale's and culminating in a meeting in Relish restaurant in the West Oak Lane area (NW Philly).
- Observes performance by PHILADANCO, then attends “Sister to Sister, Mobilizing in Action,” a conversation hosted by She Can Win, in the backyard of Councilwoman Cherelle Parker. 1, 2
- Community conversation with Latino leaders and elected officials at Taller Puertorriqueño, a Latino art and community center in Kensington. >
- OTR stop at the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, discusses the importance of Philly having a strong showing and thanks them for work.
- Virtual fundraising call "Innovators for Biden" from Biden for President headquarters (as many as 700 people).  $
Returns to DC.
Fri. September 18, 2020
- Remarks for the Congressional Black Caucus PAC's “Turn Up and Turn out the Vote Virtual Bus Tour.” >

Sat. September 19, 2020
OTR in the morning Harris and Doug Emhoff stop in front of the Supreme Court, among the many paying tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sun. September 20, 2020
no public events.
Mon. September 21, 2020
- Two virtual fundraising events:  1. Donors from Texas and Louisiana (more than 300 participants, raised $1.6 million).  2. Hosted by California Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and the CA Senate Democratic Caucus (173 participants).  2$
[both from the DC studio the campaign is renting at Howard University–first day using]

Tue. September 22, 2020
Travels to Flint and Detroit, MI.
- Private meeting with Flint community leaders in hanger at Flint Airport in Flint, MI.
- Talks with small business owners walking along Second Street to the Flint Farmers Market in downtown Flint, MI.
- “Shop Talk” roundtable conversation with Black men in the parking lot at Headliners Barbershop in Detroit, MI. >
- Voter mobilization event in the parking lot at Detroit Pistons Center in Detroit, MI. >
- OTR stop at a yard sign distribution office and car parade in the 14th CD, Detroit, MI.

Wed. September 23, 2020
- Attends Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Capitol Hill. >

Thurs. September 24, 2020
no public events.

Fri. September 25, 2020
- Pays respects to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol.
- Participates in the virtual 111th NAACP National Convention. 1, 2, 3

Sat. September 26, 2020
no public events.

Sun. September 27, 2020
no public events.

Mon. September 28, 2020
Travels to Raleigh, NC.
- Delivers remarks on the Supreme Court and what's at stake, at Shaw University, an HBCU in Raleigh, NC. >  Afterwards greeted by the SU drumline. 
- Participates in a Sister meets Shop Talk roundtable at White's Barbershop and Beauty Salon in Raleigh, NC. >
- OTR unannounced stop to greet outdoor diners at Trophy Brewing & Pizza in Raleigh, NC. >

Tues. September 29, 2020

Virtual fundraiser with Artists for Biden. $

Wed. September 30, 2020
no public events.

lots of virtual events...