Vice President Kamala Harris is preparing to launch a month-long series of high-profile events to rally support from key voting groups and outline her role in the Democratic ticket for the 2024 elections. On the upcoming Sunday,Kamala Harris is scheduled to deliver a speech at the annual gathering of the Rainbow Push Coalition in Chicago, an organization initially established by Rev. Jesse Jackson. Towards the end of next week, she will travel to Indianapolis to speak at a conference hosted by Delta Sigma Theta, where she will be joined by an Alpha Kappa Alpha member—a historic connection to the Divine Nine Black sororities.
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In the following weeks,Kamala Harris will also address gatherings of major Hispanic advocacy group UnidosUS in Chicago, the NAACP in Boston, the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Orlando, and Evergreen for Gun Safety in Chicago. According to the White House, each stage of the journey is included in their official White House portfolio, which highlights work done on significant topics that have an immediate impact on the welfare of Americans. However, it also serves as a strategy in President Biden’s re-election efforts to mobilize key pillars of the Democratic Party during the early stages of the 2024 election cycle.
An adviser to Biden told NBC News, “This trip speaks to hitting some of the most important issues that Americans are concerned about right now and it makes an impact On various critical electoral fronts for the Biden-Harris coalition, encompassing demographics ranging from youth to Latino communities Having the Vice President as part of these high-profile events at the beginning of the cycle signals her inspirational power and will help us organize these groups in the coming year.”
In the previous month, President Biden chaired a political rally organized by major labor unions that supported him, as well as held talks over dinner with a prominent environmental group, publicly garnering support for his re-election campaign. Ahead of the anniversary of the significant Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, Biden and Harris appeared together at a rally to counter efforts by Republican-led states to chip away at the decision and change election laws. The Democratic Party has discarded traditional midterm trends, limited losses in Congress, and expanded control over the Senate and governorships.
Now, in addition to the Supreme Court’s decisions impacting African American students, young voters, and the LGBTQ+ community, Harris is working on those perspectives. She recently focused on gun safety and climate change while attending Pride Month activities at the Stonewall Inn in New York.
Kamala Harris’s trip takes place as the GOP presidential race is ramping up, with a large Republican dinner slated for Iowa at the end of this month and the start of the normal campaigning season around the Iowa State Fair in August.