Kamala Harris for the People 
September 12, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris Earns Key Endorsement from U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego

First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Assistant Democratic Whip announces support for Harris’ presidential bid
 
Senator Kamala Harris picked up a major endorsement from Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona, a leader in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and representative from a key battleground state in 2020. He will serve as the campaign’s National Security chair.
 
His endorsement comes on the heels of Harris unveiling her plan to expand access to V.A. health care and housing assistance to over 500,000 more veterans. 
 
Gallego has represented Arizona’s 7th Congressional District since 2011 after serving six years in the United States Marine Corps and deploying to Iraq. He currently serves as the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus. For his entire career in public service, Gallego has been a tireless advocate on veterans’ issues, immigration reform, and health care. 
 
“This urgent moment demands a bold, compassionate, and capable commander-in-chief -- and that’s why we need to elect Kamala Harris as our next president,” said Representative Gallego. “At a time when we are one tweet away from war, Kamala has demonstrated she has the tenacity, toughness, and judgment to restore American global leadership. Her bold plans to provide health care for all and citizenship for Dreamers shows that she’ll be a problem solving president, and her track record of fighting for immigrants, consumers, veterans, and victims shows us that she truly does work for the people. Kamala is the definition of a public servant, and I know she’s best equipped to serve as our next president.”
 
“Ruben has been a champion for immigrants, veterans, and Arizonans for his entire career, and I’m honored to earn his endorsement,” said Senator Harris. “From his service to our nation in Iraq to his work expanding Medicaid in Arizona to his leadership on immigration and veterans affairs in Congress, Ruben embodies the best of who we are as a nation. I look forward to working with him on the issues that are waking working people up in the middle of the night -- as well as turning Arizona blue in 2020.”
 
Harris has earned the endorsement of the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition and recently launched Spanish Camp Kamala--a first-of-its-kind program to train Spanish speaking volunteers to mobilize voters in Latinx communities.
 
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Kamala Harris for the People 
September 11, 2019

Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell Endorses Kamala Harris

Campbell is the First Black Woman to serve as President of the Boston City Council

In the lead-up to the third Democratic debate, Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell is endorsing Senator Kamala Harris. Campbell, a Councilor for District 4 in Boston, is the first black woman to serve as president of the Boston City Council. Her endorsement follows the release of Harris’ comprehensive criminal justice reform plan. Campbell, whose twin brother died in police custody, has long been a champion of law enforcement reform and accountability.

“Kamala Harris is uniquely qualified to be President of the United States, running with a story and experience that has never been reflected in a president: a daughter of immigrants, raised primarily by a single mother, a product of busing and the negative effects of segregation and Jim Crow, a graduate of a Historically Black College or University, and a professional background fighting for our most vulnerable, children. Her record on key issues is clear, from reforming our criminal justice system long before it became a nationally watched issue, to increasing government transparency, to fighting for black maternal mortality, to making our communities safe from gun violence,” said Campbell. “Kamala knows firsthand that systems in this country do not show up equitably for all, and has spent her entire career fighting for those who the system is failing, often doing so as the first woman and first person of color to serve in the role. I am proud to support her candidacy for President because I know she will be fearless in tackling our toughest challenges, and, at the same time, doing so with the intention of bringing us together.”

Campbell, a Boston native, was first introduced to Harris when she the commencement speaker at Campbell’s graduation from UCLA Law School and recalls being inspired by Harris’ message of using the law to advance civil rights and justice. 


Campbell joins a slate of key leaders from around the country who have endorsed Harris including nine members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the most of any other presidential candidate. 

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Kamala Harris for the People 
August 15, 2019

Ohio Congresswoman & Former CBC Chair Marcia Fudge Endorses Kamala Harris for President

Says there is “no one better to make the case against Trump than Kamala Harris”

Today, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge became the tenth member of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Senator Kamala for President.  Fudge, who represents Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, is a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and past national President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Fudge has served the people of Ohio for more than three decades, beginning in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and was later elected as the first African American and the first female mayor of Warrensville Heights.

Fudge cited Harris’ energy, commitment to fighting domestic terrorism, and her preparedness to take on Donald Trump.

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“I am supporting Kamala Harris, she is an excellent candidate,” said Fudge “I think there is no one better to make the case against 45 than Kamala Harris. So, I’m excited about it. I do think she is a person that has the kind of energy, and she’s a new fresh face. She’s someone when people meet her people like her.”

“I’m excited to have Marcia’s support in this race,” said Harris. “She is a national leader in the fight for the needs of America’s working families including access to quality public education, health care and good-paying jobs. She is a trailblazer and I’m proud she stands with me as we fight to restore truth and justice in America and for bold solutions to the issues that keep Americans up at night.”

Fudge is the tenth member of the CBC, and second former CBC chair to endorse Harris. Fudge joins Barbara Lee of California, Al Green of Texas, Fredricka Wilson and Alcee Hastings of Florida, Lacy Clay of Missouri, Jahana Hayes of Connecticut, Bobby Rush of Illinois, Danny Davis of Illinois and Brenda Lawrence of Michigan. Harris’ ten CBC endorsements is more than any other candidate for president.

Ohio will award nearly 140 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Kamala Harris for the People 
August 12, 2019

Kamala Harris Earns Wave of Endorsements in Colorado After First Event in State

Show of strength in Colorado after drawing a full house for a Denver rally in key purple state

On the heels of a rally in Denver that drew over 2300 supporters, Colorado elected officials and activists endorsed Senator Kamala Harris. 

Colorado is a critical primary state, holding its primary on March 3rd, and will also be a crucial state in the general election next November. Harris’ ability to generate enthusiasm and support in the Centennial State is just the latest confirmation Harris is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in the general election. 

Among the list of endorsees today are former senior Obama administration official Katherine Archuleta, Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado Chair Rep. Leslie Herod, State Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, and Latina community leader Nita Gonzales are among those who announced their endorsements today. 

Herod, the first LGBTQ African American elected to Colorado’s General Assembly, cited Harris’ long record of reforming the criminal justice system in California through reentry initiatives like Back on Track. As a product of and advocate for public education, Gonzales-Gutierrez cited Harris’ plan to close the teacher pay gap by giving Colorado educators a $17,700 raise as a major reason for her endorsement. Herod and Gonzales-Gutierrez will serve as Colorado co-chairs for the campaign.

“There’s one word that best describes Kamala Harris: presidential,” said Katherine Archuleta. “Kamala’s focus on the issues that keep people up at night and her ability to get things done shows that she has what it takes to be an effective president. As a leader in the Latina community, I also applaud Kamala’s plan to protect Dreamers and their families, and I believe in her ability to restore dignity and compassion to our immigration policy. I’m proud to give her my full support.”

“Senator Harris knows what it means to fight for justice -- and that’s why she’s earned my support,” said State Rep. Leslie Herod. “As District Attorney, she was a national leader on reducing recidivism by focusing on reentry programs, and as Attorney General, she created the Open Justice initiative so that the public could access criminal justice data. Reducing incarceration and increasing transparency are critical to reforming our broken criminal justice system -- and I know that Kamala will continue to fight for justice from the White House.”

“I’m endorsing Kamala Harris because of her focus on education as a means to improve our kids’ lives,” said State Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez. “Her plan to pay teachers their value will not only reward the dedicated public servants in our schools, but will also lead to higher quality education and better outcomes for our children. That’s the moral clarity and smart leadership I’m looking for in a president, and I found it in Kamala.”

“Kamala Harris will be the perfect antidote to the Trump presidency,” said Nita Gonzales. “Instead of ripping apart families and terrorizing immigrant communities, Kamala understands immigrants are a critical part of our nation’s fabric. She has a plan to protect Dreamers and their families from living in fear. Kamala approaches policy from a place of compassion and thoughtfulness — and that’s exactly what we need from our next president.”

The full list of Colorado officials is below:

  • Katherine Archuleta, former director of the Office of Personnel Management
  • State Rep. and Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado Chair Leslie Herod
  • State Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
  • Nita Gonzales, Latina community leader and activist 
  • Jerry Gonzales, Latina community leader 
  • Anna Jo Haynes, Black community leader
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Kamala Harris for the People 
August 1, 2019

Detroit Congresswoman & CBC Vice Chair Brenda Lawrence Endorses Kamala Harris After Dominating Performance at Democratic Debate

Lawrence is the 9th CBC Member to Endorse Harris

After a dominating performance in Detroit, Michigan at the second Democratic debate, U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence endorsed Senator Kamala Harris for president on CNN’s New Day. Lawrence, who is the ninth member of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Harris, serves as the caucus’s 2nd Vice Chair. Lawrence also serves as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues.

Lawrence, a proud product of Michigan public schools, cited Harris’ tenacity, courage, and compassion as a major reason for her endorsement.


“I watched the debate last night and I have a criteria,” said Lawrence. “I'm looking for someone who has a command of the issues, someone who has the tenacity and the strength and courage to fight Donald Trump, and I'm also looking for someone who has compassion for this country. And I feel strongly about endorsing Senator Harris. And I feel that Senator Harris has that tenacity, the courage, and the compassion to be able to win this race.”

“I’m excited to have Brenda’s support in this race,” said Harris. “As a career public servant, including as an elected local official, she has long been on the front lines fighting for working families and their needs. Brenda knows first-hand the issues that keep people up at night. I’m grateful that she stands with me and my 3AM Agenda to tackle those challenges with bold solutions that will have a direct impact on the lives of working families and communities across the country.

Lawrence is the second member of CBC leadership to endorse Harris, joining U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson of Florida. They join Barbara Lee of California, Al Green of Texas, Alcee Hastings of Florida, Lacy Clay of Missouri, Jahana Hayes of Connecticut, Bobby Rush of Illinois, and Danny Davis of Illinois, in supporting Harris’ candidacy. Harris’ nine CBC endorsements is more than any other candidate for president.

Michigan will award over 140 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Kamala Harris for the People 
July 29, 2019

Veteran Illinois Congressman and CBC Member Danny Davis Endorses Kamala Harris After She Campaigns In Midwest

Davis is the 8th CBC Member to Endorse Harris

Following her campaign stops last week in Michigan and Indiana, U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis of Illinois is endorsing Kamala Harris for President. Serving the Seventh Congressional District of Illinois since 1996, Davis is the eighth member of the Congressional Black Caucus to back Harris’ candidacy.

In his endorsement, Davis, a former educator and graduate of an HBCU, cited Harris’ plans to close the teacher pay gap, strengthen the pipeline for Black educators and her recently released plan to invest $60 billion investment in HBCUs and other minority serving institutions. 

“As a result of her leadership roles as District Attorney, Attorney General and U. S. Senator from California, Kamala  has the leadership ability and skill to lead this nation,” said Davis.  "She has serious command of the issues, is a gifted communicator, and is filled with confidence which is necessary to inspire and motivate of the American people. She recognized that education is the key and is willing to adequately fund it, including their compensation and understands the need for criminal justice reform and will put serious emphasis on re-entry. She recognizes that health care ought to be a right and has pledged to work to make it so. History is constantly changing and that America is ready to elect its first woman President and Kamala Harris is prepared to be that woman.”

“I’m excited and grateful to have Danny’s support in this race,” said Harris. “His career of public service in our nation’s classrooms, local and federal government has made him a trusted leader to fight alongside me to solve for the challenges that keep working families up at night. That is exactly why my 3AM Agenda is focused on bold solutions that will have a direct and immediate effect on people’s lives, paychecks, and health care.”

Davis joins fellow Illinois U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, who serves as Illinois chairman, in endorsing Harris in the Democratic presidential primary. They join other CBC members Barbara Lee of California, Al Green of Texas, Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson of Florida, Lacy Clay of Missouri, and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut in supporting Harris’ candidacy. Illinois will award over 150 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Kamala Harris for the People 
July 29, 2019

Ahead of Detroit Debates, Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus Endorses Kamala Harris for President


Before Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, the Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus is endorsing Kamala Harris for President. 


“The Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus is proud to endorse Kamala Harris for President,” said Caucus Chair Keith Williams. “She is a proven leader who has given a voice to the voiceless and championed our community as District Attorney, Attorney General, and United States Senator. Her plans to close the racial wealth gap, invest in our classrooms and higher education is a clear investment in our future but also America’s future and her continued economic growth.”


Harris recently campaigned in Michigan when she attended the NAACP National Convention in Detroit. On Friday, she announced plans to invest billions in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Black entrepreneurship. These proposals are the latest addition to Harris’ Black Agenda that will further address the wealth gap in order to build opportunity for Black Americans.


The Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus was founded by the late Senator David Holmes of Detroit. The mission is to support and promote African Americans for political office while promoting pro-African American political issues. Michigan will award over 100 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Kamala Harris for the People  via Rachel Noerdlinger/Mercury LLC
July 12, 2019

State Senator Brian A. Benjamin Endorses Kamala Harris for President

July 12, 2019 (HARLEM, NY) Today, Harlem State Senator Brian A. Benjamin released the following statement endorsing Kamala Harris’ bid to become the first Black woman to serve as President of the United States. 
 
I’m backing Kamala Harris because she knows that real, meaningful criminal justice reform must be on the agenda for our next president. Right now, our justice system -- with its private prisons, cash bail system, and failure to restore voting rights to individuals with felony convictions -- does not align with our American values. These are the issues I have dedicated my career in public service to addressing, and I know that Kamala deeply understands them and has tackled them head-on in her career and in this campaign, which is why I am excited to support her for president. 
 
In February 2007, after then-Senator Barack Obama announced for president, I helped to found Harlem for Obama, one of the first New York efforts to support the upstart campaign. I know now, as I knew then, what a real change-maker looks like, which is why I am proud to endorse Senator Harris’s historic bid for president.
 
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***Wave of Local Elected Officials Endorse Kamala Harris for President

Nine elected officials from Texas, Georgia, Alabama, New York, and Illinois offer their support for Senator Harris

On the heels of a commanding debate performance and enthusiasm across the country, Senator Kamala Harris earned the endorsements of nine local elected officials from five different states. The list includes statehouse leaders like Georgia Minority Leader Bob Trammell, New York state senators Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker, and a number of officials in public education.

These local leaders all agree that Harris is the best candidate to prosecute the case against Donald Trump and highlighted her 3AM agenda focused on lifting up American families. Senator Harris started her elected career as the District Attorney of San Francisco. 

Texas, Georgia, Alabama, New York, and Illinois will award over 750 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

The full list of local officials is below:
·  Bob Trammell, Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives
·  Everton Blair, Jr., Member of the Gwinnett County, Georgia School Board
·  Jacinto Ramos, President of the Fort Worth, Texas Independent School District Board of Education
·  Aicha Davis, Member of the Texas State Board of Education
·  Roy Brooks, County Commissioner of Tarrant County, Texas
·  Brian Benjamin, State Senator from New York
·  Kevin Parker, State Senator from New York
·  Kam Buckner, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
·  Rolanda Hollis, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives

“We need a leader in the White House who understands the Constitution and respects the rule of law-- and Kamala Harris fits the bill,” said Leader Trammell. “It is dangerous when elected officials don’t have a healthy respect for the rule of law, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing in Washington today. Her strong background in law enforcement makes Kamala the perfect candidate to prosecute the case against four more years of Trump.”

"Her deep commitment to education and unwavering investment in our young people are why Senator Kamala Harris is the best candidate for President in 2020,” said Blair. “Harris believes every child, regardless of their background or zip code, deserves high quality instruction and equitable opportunities to thrive. From eliminating the teacher pay gap to pushing for student loan forgiveness, she has been the leading candidate on educational issues in this race. After the disastrous leadership of Betsy DeVos, education must be a top priority for the next president, and Harris is the one who can get that done.”

"I am proud to announce my endorsement and full support for Senator Kamala Harris,” said President Ramos. “I believe it is crucial for our nation that we have a President that understands the opportunities and challenges our students, teachers and schools face in preparing the next generation to pursue the American Dream. All our students deserve a chance to thrive and achieve their full potential. America cannot afford to leave any student behind for any reason. Senator Harris has proven record of leadership and has provided clear proposals to help us achieve this goal. I am honored to stand with her today and join the growing movement across our nation to create the America we all want for our children."

“As a school teacher, I know that Kamala Harris will fight for people like me,” said Davis. “Her 3AM agenda -- including plans to close both the teacher pay gap and the gender pay gap -- speaks volumes about the kind of leader Senator Harris will be in the White House. I’m proud to support her and her campaign for the presidency.”

“Kamala Harris is exactly who our nation needs in this important moment,” said Commissioner Brooks. “While American values are currently under attack by the current administration, Harris has built her career on upholding justice and equality. Her pioneering reentry initiative, Back on Track, continues to stand as the gold standard in preventing recidivism, and her commitment to lifting millions out of poverty through a much-needed $6000 tax credit proves she’ll continue fighting for our values from the Oval Office.”

"I’m backing Kamala Harris because she knows that real, meaningful criminal justice reform must be on the agenda for our next president," said Senator Benjamin. "Right now, our justice system -- with its private prisons, cash bail system, and failure to restore voting rights to individuals with felony convictions -- does not align with our American values. These are issues I have dedicated my career in public service to addressing and I know that Kamala deeply understands them and has tackled them head-on in her career and in this campaign, which is why I am excited to support her for president."

“Kamala Harris is a tireless fighter for working families -- and that’s why she has my endorsement for president,” saidSenator Parker. “As a product of New York City public schools, I know first-hand that a good public education is the key to lifting children out of poverty. Senator Harris’ plan to raise teacher pay and direct federal dollars into under-resourced communities is proof of her commitment to improving the lives of working people, and I have no doubt she’ll do just that as our president.”

“Kamala Harris is a bold leader who has big plans for our country’s future, and I couldn’t be prouder to endorse her for president,” said Representative Buckner. “Throughout her entire career, Kamala has worked to bring people together and elevate often-forgotten voices -- from the single mother struggling to pay the bills to the college student drowning in debt to the formerly-incarcerated trying to reintegrate into society. I’m thrilled to be on Team Kamala to help elect a champion for working people and our first woman president.” 

“I couldn’t be more proud to endorse my AKA sorority sister, Kamala Harris, to be the next president of the United States,” said Representative Hollis. “Her bold plans to address the biggest challenges facing the black community, including expanding access to homeownership and fighting the maternal mortality crisis, shows that she will be a real force for good in Washington. America deserves a president who will fight for all of us -- and that’s exactly the kind of president Kamala will be.”

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Kamala Harris for the People
July 3, 2019

In Continuing Momentum, Kamala Harris Secures Seventh CBC Endorsement from Connecticut’s Jahana Hayes

Says Harris “knows what it takes to move us forward as a country”

Today, in an op-ed written exclusively for Essence Magazine, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes of Connecticut endorsed Senator Kamala Harris for President of the United States. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, is the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. She is the seventh member of the CBC to back Senator Harris’ candidacy.

Citing her dominant debate performance and 3AM agenda, Hayes wrote that Senator Harris is “the perfect antidote to our current President’s false narratives. With her intellect, strength and empathy at the helm, we can work to be better together. Senator Harris has laid out a powerful and bold vision for this country that is inclusive of everyone’s lived experience and grounded in the belief that success should not be defined by race, gender, socioeconomic status or zip code.”

“I’m so proud to have Jahana’s support in this race,” said Harris. “As a teacher and working mom, Jahana understands first-hand that our families are looking for leadership to solve the challenges that keep them up each night. She has stood in front and lifted up our nation’s future leaders and was recognized as a champion not only in the classroom but for the residents of Connecticut. I’m glad to have her in this fight to give hard-working Americans a raise, pay teachers their value, and ensure access to affordable healthcare.”

Hayes is the first federally elected official in Connecticut to endorse in the Democratic presidential primary. She joins fellow CBC members Barbara Lee of California, Al Green of Texas, Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson of Florida, Wm. Lacy Clay of Missouri and Bobby Rush of Illinois in supporting Harris’ candidacy. 

Essence is a monthly magazine for African-American women that focuses on reaching an audience of black women, revolves around the black woman experience.

Read Hayes’ Essence op-ed here.

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Kamala Harris for the People
July 1, 2019

CBC Members Bobby Rush and Frederica Wilson Endorse Kamala Harris After Dominant Debate Performance

Six CBC Members Have Endorsed Harris, More Than Any Other Candidate

Following her dominant debate performance in Miami, U.S. Representatives Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida are endorsing Kamala Harris for President of the United States. With a combined service in Congress of more than 40 years, Rush and Wilson are prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). They are the fifth and sixth members of the CBC to back Harris’ candidacy. More CBC members have now endorsed Harris than any other candidate. 

In backing her, Rush and Wilson cited Harris’ vision for the future and plans to address the challenges that affect American families every day. Rush, a high-profile activist during the Civil Rights Movement, has represented Illinois’ 1st district in Congress since 1993. Wilson has served as Florida’s 24th district congresswoman since 2010 and was one of the first elected officials in the country to publicly endorse Senator Barack Obama’s presidential bid. 

“There is no question that Kamala is the only candidate prepared to fight for all Americans against a Trump Administration that has left them behind,” said Rush. “More importantly, she has a vision for the nation that looks to the future and centers her policy around a lived experience that cuts across geography, race and partisanship. Last week, 18 million Americans got to see what I have known about Kamala for some time. She is a once-in-a-lifetime leader. She exemplifies what global leadership is all about.”

“I’m very excited to endorse Senator Kamala Harris for President of the United States,” said Wilson. “Senator Harris is a lifelong public servant who has staked her career on delivering results for those most often left out. She has the courage to confront this nation’s biggest challenges: protecting access to affordable health care, building a more inclusive economy, revitalizing public education, and addressing climate change. In the Senate and on the debate stage, we saw what a real president should look like.”

“Bobby and Frederica are leaders in the United States Congress but also in our nation’s history, and I’m so proud to have their support in this race,” said Harris. “People across our nation are sitting up wide awake each night trying to figure out how to make ends meet. That’s why I have a 3AM Agenda to solve those issues and give everyone a fair shot at achieving the American Dream. Our America is at its best when it works for all.”

Rush is the first elected official in Illinois to endorse in the Democratic presidential primary and will serve as Illinois co-chair for the campaign. They join fellow CBC members Barbara Lee of California, Al Green of Texas, Alcee Hastings of Florida and Wm. Lacy Clay of Missouri in supporting Harris’ candidacy. Florida and Illinois will award over 350 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Kamala Harris for the People
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. 

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Kamala Harris for the People
June 21, 2019

Second CBC Member This Week, Alcee Hastings, Endorses Kamala Harris for President

Longest Serving Member of Florida Congressional Delegation Backs Harris Ahead of First Debate in Miami

Senator Kamala Harris has earned her second endorsement this week from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Congressman Alcee Hastings, the longest serving member of Florida’s congressional delegation, is backing Harris, saying she has “moral clarity” and “has delivered results for Americans at every level of government.” Pointing to her efforts to help America’s working families through policies like her LIFT Act and teacher pay proposal, he joins fellow CBC members Barbara Lee of California and Al Green of Texas in supporting Harris’ candidacy.

“Kamala Harris is the right choice to lead our nation,” said Hastings. “We live in historically troubling times and are in desperate need of leadership that exemplifies courage, conviction and moral clarity. Kamala has delivered results for the American people at every level of government and is ready to solve for the issues that especially impact communities of color including access to quality and affordable healthcare. As we look toward the future and seek a more perfect union, I feel it necessary to make my voice heard early in this process and look forward to working to elect her as the next President of the United States.”

“Alcee is a career public servant and staunch voice for hardworking families and I’m proud to have his endorsement in this race,” Harris said. “I’m glad that he is joining this people-powered campaign in our fight to restore truth and justice in America and to build an economy that works for everyone.”

Hastings is the first elected official from the Sunshine State to endorse Harris. Harris and 19 other Democratic candidates will travel to Miami, Florida - just outside Hastings district - next week for the first Democratic debates. Florida will award more than 200 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Kamala Harris for the People

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Texas Congressman Al Green Endorses Kamala Harris for President, Points to Her Record as Change Agent

Today, Congressman Al Green of Texas announced her endorsement of Senator Kamala Harris in her run for president. Green, in his eighth term representing Texas’ 9th district, points to Harris’ record of reform and her proposals like her new immigration plan as why he is coming out early for Harris. He is the second member of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Harris.

“Kamala Harris represents leadership and commitment to service that is desperately needed in the White House,” Green said. “Not only does she have plans, she has used the power of her position enact real change that can become a model for the nation. From creating a program to address trauma in children who witness domestic violence as San Francisco’s District Attorney, to standing up to big banks and winning billions for California’s homeowners as Attorney General, to being one of the foremost opponents in the Senate to the corruption of this Administration - Kamala Harris represents the future of our nation.”

“I’m so excited to have Al’s support in this race,” Harris said. “He understands what our working and middle class families are facing each day and that we must restore trust in government to work in their best interest. This starts with a tax code that benefits the middle class instead of the wealthy to protecting and preserving all tenets of our democracy but assuring them that no one is above the law.”

Green will campaign with Harris and serve as Texas campaign co-chair. Green joins Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Rodney Griffin, Texas Democratic Executive Committeeman Emeritus, in endorsing Harris from the Lone Star State. Texas will award more than 200 delegates in the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Kamala for the People
June 6, 2019

Kamala Harris Earns First Endorsements in Key Early State Louisiana from New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno and State Rep. Ted James

Moreno and James to Serve as Harris’ State Campaign Co-Chairs

Senator Kamala Harris has earned her first endorsements in Louisiana, a critical early primary state, from New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno and State Representative Ted James today. Louisiana’s 2020 Democratic primary will be on Saturday, March 7, just four days after Super Tuesday. Fifty delegates will be up for grabs.

Moreno and James are pointing to Harris’ commitment to help working families through policies like the LIFT Act and her recently released equal pay plan as reasons for their early support. Moreno is the first Latina to serve as New Orleans City Council President. The two will serve as Harris’ campaign co-chairs for the state.

“Kamala Harris is just the type of bold,  courageous leader our country needs and I couldn’t be prouder to endorse her for President,” said Moreno. “I'm inspired by Kamala's commitment to building coalitions and connections that unite us around priorities that America needs to work for all people, not the just the wealthy and well-connected. I look forward to helping elect the first woman president who is champion for paying teachers their worth, closing the gender pay gap and uplifting working class families.”

“There is no better leader to unite our country at this time of paralyzing divisiveness than Kamala Harris," said James. “Kamala has spent the balance of her life fighting to ensure everyone has equal and adequate access to health care, fair wages and safe communities. Louisianans, and Americans across the country, can count on her to be their champion in the White House, and I'm proud to endorse her for President of the United States.”

“I’m so proud to have the endorsement of Helena and Ted in this race,” said Harris. ‘They understand that when we lead with our values we move closer to a more perfect union. I look forward to working with them to build a better future for our children - that includes ensuring access to quality education, clean air and water and affordable healthcare. Louisiana will play a critical role in determining the nominee and I look forward to earning the support of Lousianan’s across the state.”

These endorsements come ahead of Senator Harris’ southern campaign swing with stops in Alabama and South Carolina. Harris has been to Louisiana twice as a candidate and was last in New Orleans in April to speak to more than 10,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at their South Central regional conference.

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