Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential campaign logo pays tribute to Shirley Chisholm

Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential campaign logo pays tribute to Shirley Chisholm

Kerry Wise
January 23, 2019

"I've been a little surprised that there hasn't been more talk about the other high-profile male candidates announcing", said Bret Nilles, chairman of the Linn County, Iowa, Democrats.

Harris also recently announced the "LIFT Act", a tax proposal that aims to help US families earning less than $100,000 a year to become eligible for a monthly tax credit of up to $500, or $6,000 a year.

Securing the nomination would make Ms Harris the first African-American woman to be a major party nominee for the presidency.

With other candidates coming out and apologizing for their past slights against the LGBTQ community, it's possible Harris will ultimately have something to say about that choice, especially considering how strong her record is otherwise. Let's do this together: For ourselves, for our kids, for our country, ' the Senator said in her announcement video.

"The thing about Dr. King that always inspires me is that he was aspirational".

She said: "We know that we've not yet reached those ideals".

In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, photo demonstrators hold posters of Kamala Harris 2020 during the Women's March in Los Angeles.

Harris brings additional diversity to the field, as the daughter of immigrants from India (her mother) and Jamaica (her father).

By the time she was enrolled at Westmount, Harris had mostly adjusted to her life in Quebec, recalling fondly how her by-then divorced parents both attended her graduation, her mother resplendent in a bright red dress and heels.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Democratic nomination, is also considering a campaign.

Prior to becoming a senator, Harris was a deputy district attorney and Alameda County, a district attorney of San Francisco city and county, and later the attorney general of California.

Harris has been compared to former President Barack Obama for quickly rising through the ranks of the Democratic Party, and for having presidential ambitions after serving for just a short time in the Senate. Day, Harris' campaign says that is meant to highlight "a reminder of the aspirational fight for progress that marked Harris' upbringing and that guides her today".

However, EmilyRose Johns, a civil rights lawyer who has fought for trans inmates in California, told The Guardian that if Harris "would grapple publicly with what was going on when she was denying the rights of trans people in prison and admit that her mind has changed..."

"The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values", Harris said on ABC's morning show.

California Senator Kamala Harris declared that she "will not take a dime" from corporate political action committees (PACs) in her 2020 run for the White House. "Let's do this together".

Harris launches her campaign fresh off of a tour to promote her latest memoir, "The Truths We Hold", which was widely seen as a stage-setter for a presidential bid. The campaign will be based in Baltimore, with a second office in Oakland. Among those expected to join the race are senators Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown and Amy Klobuchar.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, has said she has running, as has former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro. Sen.

It is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary race, the victor of which would grab the party's nomination and challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential race.