Kamala Harris for the Peopl

June 25, 2019

Lacy Clay Becomes Fourth CBC Member to Endorse Kamala Harris for President

Clay is Third CBC Member to Back Harris in Less Than A Week

Congressman William Lacy Clay of Missouri is endorsing Senator Kamala Harris for president. Citing her record of championing everyday Americans and using her seat at the table to change a system often resistant to reform, Clay joins three of his Congressional Black Caucus colleagues in supporting Senator Harris. Clay has represented the greater St. Louis area in Congress since area since 2001.

“Kamala has the courage, vision and backbone to fight for equal justice, restore our democracy, and unite the American people,” said Clay. “She shares my passion to strive for equal justice for all, instead of just for some. And she has always stood with me as we strive to lift up underrepresented Americans by making the American dream achievable for millions who have been left out and left behind. Kamala is a progressive champion for real criminal justice reform who created a groundbreaking re-entry program for ex-offenders at the height of the misguided ‘tough on crime’ era. She also shares my fight to defend voting rights, raise the minimum wage, provide health care as a universal right,  and grow incomes for low and moderate income families. America needs Kamala Harris as our next President.”

“I’m incredibly honored to have Lacy Clay’s support,” said Harris. “Lacy’s passion for service was inherited from his father and now lives on in his tireless advocacy for the equity and opportunity of all Americans. I look forward to working with him to lift up their voices through this campaign and from the White House.”

Clay is the first elected official from Missouri to endorse in the Democratic presidential primary. Clay’s father, William Lacy Clay, Sr., was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He joins fellow CBC members Barbara Lee of California, Al Green of Texas and Alcee Hasting of Florida in supporting Harris’ candidacy. Missouri will play a critical role in the early nomination process.