Grace Panetta The19th
Originally published by The 19th
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Vice President Kamala Harris is launching a tour of college campuses aimed at engaging young students and potential voters focused on abortion rights, gun violence, climate change, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights and “teaching America’s full history.”
The “Fight for Our Freedoms” tour kicks off with three visits to historically Black institutions. She heads to Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, on Thursday, followed by visits to North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Friday, Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pennsylvania on September 19 and Morehouse College in Atlanta on September 26. Future stops are set for universities in Wisconsin, Arizona and Nevada.
Jessica Herrera, senior communications and marketing director at Supermajority, an organization focused on mobilizing young women behind progressive candidates, said the vice president’s tour is a key step in reaching “high-opportunity” young voters who are registered to vote but not yet regular voters. Those voters — especially young voters of color — are often “under-engaged” by politicians and parties, she argued.