U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
KAMALA HARRIS’ FULL REMARKS AT THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
August 19, 2020
It is truly an honor to be speaking with you.
That I am here tonight is a testament to the dedication of generations before me. Women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. And we celebrate the women who fought for that right.
Yet so many of the Black women who helped secure that victory were still prohibited from voting, long after its ratification. ... read more »
Friends and Colleagues Celebrate the Legacy of Rep. John Lewis
July 23, 2020
FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
“Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.” ... read more »
Harris Outlines Priorities for Third Coronavirus Response Package
March 20, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday laid out her priorities for the Senate’s third legislative package in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the United States. As the legislation takes shape, Harris will fight for five main priorities on behalf of working families in California and across the country: direct, monthly cash assistance and consumer protection; support for workers and small businesses; expanded access to emergency assistance through FEMA; DHS prioritizing public health; and fair treatment of tribes and territories. ... read more »
The Genius of Dr. King – 50 Years Later
April 5, 2018
Last month, in the middle of this incredibly challenging time for our nation, I had the honor of joining Congressman John Lewis for the annual march commemorating the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights. And as we crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, I thought about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream. ... read more »
Senators Doug Jones and Kamala Harris Secure Robust Funding Increase for HBCUs
March 21, 2018
U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) today announced that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will receive a 14-percent increase in federal funding in the Senate’s omnibus spending bill, from $244.7 million in FY17 to $279.6 million in FY18. The funding increase follows a request made by Senators Jones and Harris last month in a letter to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Their letter was supported by 12 of their Senate colleagues and is copied below. ... read more »