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Kamala Harris

Candidate for Vice-President of the United States of America

Kamala says, “Let’s speak the truth here today-President Trump isn’t trying to make America great; he’s trying to make America hate. We must get rid of him. So, remember this, our unity is our strength and diversity is our power.”

Website: kamalaharris.com

Kamala’s Vision

      • Advocates for the passage of the Green New Deal
      • Supports the Paris Climate Accord
      • Proposes a “clean economy” bill that infuses $12 trillion in private and public funding to create new jobs, clean energy, and climate resilience measures
      • Proponent of Medicare for All
      • Proposed federal legislation to legalize marijuana
      • Fight to give all teachers a $13,500 salary increase
      • Repeal the Republican 2017 tax law
      • Fight to pass LIFT, the Middle Class Tax, that will expand the income tax credit
      • Supports the banning of assault weapons
      • Promotes mandatory background checks and closing of loopholes
      • Allow victims of gun violence to hold gun manufacturers responsible
      • Proposes investing $100 billion in black homeownership to close the racial inequality gap
      • Forgive student debt for those making less than $100,000 annually
      • Provide free community college for those who qualify and make attending historically black universities debt-free for students
      • Create a National Police Systems board
      • Eliminate the death penalty and mass incarceration
      • Ardently supports DACA and DREAMers
      • Supports an immigration plan that would remove the threat of deportation of undocumented immigrants via executive action
      • Proposes the 21st Century Skills Act for job training that will counteract the automation of the workforce
      • Supports the passage of the Equality Act that would expand LGBTQ’s civil rights under the 1964 Civil Rights Act
      • Fight to establish a Bureau of Children and Family Justice to provide economic justice for workers
      • Proposing to pass the Price Gouging Prevention Act to enforce a ban on excessive pricing on goods during emergencies
      • Supports Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights to provide economic justice and empowerment to domestic workers
      • Repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that provided tax cuts to the wealthiest American citizens
      • Strongly opposes the privatization of the US Postal Service

Personal Information

      • Born in Oakland and grew up in Berkeley, CA
      • Graduated from Howard University
      • Law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law
      • First US Senator of Jamaican or Indian ancestry
      • Married to Doug Emhoff
      • Loving Stepmother for two children

Professional Career

      • Former prosecutor
      • Distinguished career as San Francisco’s District Attorney
      • Elected as California’s Attorney General
      • Currently serves as California’s US Senator
      • Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee with proven track record of tough cross examination of Mark Zuckerberg and Brett Kavanaugh
      • Received the Thurgood Marshall Award
      • 2018 recipient of the ECOA Environmental Award for leadership in environmental protection
      • Attorney of the year in California
      • TIME magazine named her as one of the “100 most Influential People in the World
      • Secured a $25 billion settlement for California homeowners during the 2008 foreclosure crisis

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