Kamala Harris Campaigns with Congressperson Lawrence on Debate Night

Kamala Harris Campaigns with Congressperson Lawrence on Debate Night

(Carey Gustafson, July 31, 2019)

Detroit, MI-  Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was among the candidates at the CNN debates for Democratic candidates Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  Prior to taking the stage at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, Harris met with supporters at a campaign event hosted by Congressperson Brenda Lawrence at her pre-debate party at the Whittier Building.

A diverse group of people enjoyed a catered dinner and live DJ, and of course they were excited to greet Harris around 6:30 pm. Dozens of selfies ensued.

Harris, who is a Senator from California, walked the floor speaking on her platform and talking points.  Medicare for all, student loan forgiveness, and the Green New Deal were some of the topics echoing among the guests.

So too was a simple point made by Harris several times through the gathering.  “We are better than this,” she said, referring to the current administration.

Katherine from Farmington Hills is a yoga instructor who said she’s been researching all the candidates, with Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris standing out.  “We need truth and justice in the White House,” she said.  Healthcare and environmental concerns top her list as well, but “seeing truth to power” was particularly important.

She wants to see ‘truth to power’ and truth and justice in the White House. Healthcare and environmental concerns top her list as well.

In April Presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders visited Warren, and in March Beto O’Rourke visited Ferndale. Kristen Gillibrand made a stop in Bloomfiled Hills earlier this month.  “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg visited the Fillmore Theater in Detroit.

On Tuesday the candidates onstage for the debate were:  Michael Bennet, Kirsten Gillibrand, Julián Castro, Cory Booker, Joe Biden , Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, and Bill de Blasio.

On Wednesday it was Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, John Hickenlooper,  John Delaney, and Steve Bullock.

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