The Democratic senator’s campaign will focus on reducing the high cost of living with a middle-class tax credit, pursuing immigration and criminal justice changes and a Medicare-for-all healthcare system.
Updated: January 21, 2019, Washington:
A rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’.
The daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, Harris, 54, enters the competition with the potential benefit of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party’s increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters.
Harris’ will be campaigning in Baltimore and a second office in Oakland, California. Aides said, Her slogan will be “For the People,” in a nod to Harris’ roots as a prosecutor. Before the end of the month, Harris will hold a launch rally in Oakland
Harris effort much hard as one of the earliest congressional critics of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies for a deal to protect from deportation those immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, a group known as Dreamers.
To challenge Trump, Harris is the fifth Democrat, the likely Republican candidate to enter what is shaping up to be a crowded battle for the nomination.
Harris who was the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate from California creating history in 2016, has embraced the party’s diversity ahead of a Democratic nominating campaign where minority voters and liberal activists are expected to have an outsized voice.
She has raised critics against “identity politics,” Check more what Harris told a conference of liberal activists last summer.
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