Harris kicks off college tour targeting younger voters


The White House announced that her “Fight for Our Freedoms'” college tour would focus on issues that affect young people in particular, such as abortion rights, climate changes, and LGBTQ rights. Young leaders in America are organizing to bring about the solutions they know. My message to students is clear: We are counting on you, we need you, you are everything.”

The tour began at Hampton University in Virginia on Thursday, where the vice president emphasized the importance of voting and voting rights. Early voting in Virginia’s legislature elections begins Friday.

“We’ve got a fight on our hands right now. She said, “We are fighting for democracy and it is real.” These attacks on voting rights and the ability of a person to make their own decisions about his or her body are real. They also attack issues such as affirmative action and gun safety laws. These things are real. It’s all happening in real time. But I’m optimistic because I know our leaders will rise to the challenge. They won’t be denied. Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin has pushed for a 15-week ban on abortion, as well as other conservative issues that Democrats have opposed.

Democrats currently hold a slight majority in the state senate, while Republicans hold a slight edge in the state House. Every seat is up for election this year.

Harris will also visit North Carolina A&T, Morehouse College, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the College of Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona University.

She will be in Greensboro, N.C., at North Carolina A&T on Friday, and in Atlanta at Morehouse on Sept. 25. The first three stops were historically Black colleges that Harris and the White House targeted to reach out to voters. The College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas is a majority-Hispanic institution.

The dates for the remaining three visits have not been announced.

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