Kamala Harris starts 2020 Campaign with Oakland Rally
Oakland, Calif: Kamala Harris , the senator of California, started her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday at a rally where she warned that the nation and the world were at “an inflection point” in history and urged all Americans to “speak truth about what’s happening” in the Trump era.
As per estimates, more than 20,000 people were present at the rally. Ms. Harris mentioned her experience in the Bay Area with her work as a prosecutor and a senator, and set those details against a broader populist vision about “running to be president of the people, by the people and for all people.”
In all her public speeches, she stressed unity and fighting for people and her support for policies that are currently popular among Democrats, like “Medicare for all” and combating climate change. But she also laid out a vision of America and cast the 2020 election as a historic one.
While addressing a rally in downtown Oakland she said, “We are at an inflection point in the history of our nation. We are here because the American dream and our American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before. And we are here at this moment in time because we must answer a fundamental question: Who are we? Who are we as Americans?”
Kamala blew the whistle on American President Donald Trump, saying “When we have leaders who bully and attack a free press and undermine our democratic institution, that’s not our America.”
She further said, “When white supremacists march and murder in Charlottesville or massacre innocent worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, that’s not our America. When we have children in cages crying for their mothers and fathers, don’t you dare call that border security, that’s a human rights abuse!”
In her speech, Harris talked about an America where “we welcome refugees” and denounced President Trump’s border wall plan as a “medieval vanity project.”
Know more about Kamala Harris
-Kamala Harris is an American attorney and politician serving as the junior United States Senator for California since 2017.
-A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017 and as District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.
-On January 21, 2019, Harris officially announced her campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.
-Born in Oakland, California, Harris is a graduate of Howard University and University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In the 1990s, Harris worked in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco’s office.
-In 2004, Harris was elected District Attorney of San Francisco.
-Harris was narrowly elected as California’s Attorney General in 2010 and reelected in 2014 by a wide margin. On November 8, 2016, she defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to succeed outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer, becoming California’s third female U.S. Senator, and the first of Jamaican or Indian ancestry
-Harris has supported Medicare-for-all, legalization of recreational marijuana, sanctuary cities, passing a DREAM Act, and lowering taxes for the working and middle classes while raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest top 1% of Americans.
-Harris formally announced her run for president on January 27, 2019 at campaign rally in Oakland where she vowed to fight for “largest middle class tax cut in a generation” while championing progressive issues. The rally attracted more than 20,000 attendees with an additional 12,000 around the venue.