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Kamala Harris: 'Unions built the middle class in this country'

Kamala Harris @KamalaHarris
Unions built the middle class in this country and during our campaign we are going to remind people of that fact.


Harris on Warren

Elizabeth Warren
by Kamala Harris
April 20, 2017

During a Senate floor debate this year, Senator Elizabeth Warren read a letter from Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow Coretta Scott King. Minutes later, she was silenced mid­sentence by majority leader Mitch McConnell, under an obscure and rarely invoked Senate rule.

“She was warned,” Senator McConnell said. “She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Yes, she did. And it was just the latest example of this plainspoken daughter of the Plains standing up for the middle class and the marginalized.

I first met Elizabeth after the 2008 housing crisis, when we battled the big banks and mortgage lenders together. I witnessed a fierce and fearless fighter, the same progressive champion who oversaw the $700 billion bank rescue and fought to create a consumer-­protection agency. Today I’m honored to serve alongside her in the Senate.

In these tough times, Elizabeth Warren persists. And America’s hardworking families are lucky that she does.


...and Warren on Harris:


Kamala Harris in Reno, NV: "It is critically important that our nominee knows how to fight"

chris evans @notcapnamerica 19h19 hours ago
@KamalaHarris in Reno, NV: "It is critically important that our nominee know how to fight, and I do. I took on the biggest banks of our country"

watch clip:


watch full event:



Republicans can't maintain Trump and Family's innocence for too long

...there have been tens of thousands of subpoenas in the Mueller investigation, alone.

The report will be a wealth of crimes and abuses to investigate further, and for Congress to determine whether they crossed the line into impeachable offenses. More bombshells are coming, more shoes to drop, and lists of questions still unanswered by Barr's opportunistic, clearly biased summary.

Also, as observers have noted, much of the collusion with Russia was not directly with Putin's government, so it's probable there are paper-thin defenses about degrees of separation Trump and family's Russian oligarch partners had with Putin. Most of the conspiracies involving Russia will be found in the financial connections surrounding Trump Tower Moscow.

There are other less treasonable matters like Cohen's payoffs to women accusing Trump of sexual assault and other misconduct, which, nonetheless put Trump and associates in legal jeopardy. There are also other investigations and prosecutions to come from probes into Trump charities, which are out of reach of Trump's pardon power.

The right wing is having their day behind Barr and Rosenstein's attempt to absolve with a memo to Congress. That moment is actually over today, as more people are pointing out the lack of ANY guidance in Barr's summary from what Mueller actually wrote in the report.

I guess they were hoping we didn't notice the president's handpicked appointee, ramrodded through by the republican-controlled Senate, and the president's flunky, Rosenstein (who wrote the cover memo for Comey's firing), crafting a defense friendly to their boss almost completely removed from the reams of evidence contained in the actual Mueller report.

Eyes on the prize.

Didn't want to rely on the political arena at this stage to nail Trump

...but we're really not going to get a shortcut to doing what our Constitution provides for, in voting, and in Congress providing the necessary check on the Executive.

What we can hope for, what I think we should expect, is something in that report Mueller submitted which will light the Senate's collective hair on fire.

Democrats had an election stolen, women had that election stolen from them

...women had a chance in 2016 to finally have someone of their gender (and politics) running the country.

It was so real and close that it inspired literally millions of women and girls in America to soar to greater heights, and just as surely weighed them down when that achievement was snatched away.

When I see one prominent man after the other step forward to try and claim the office, I can't help but wonder what good they believe will come from passing over the chance we have in 2020 to set things right again and put women back on track to realizing this ultimate achievement for themselves and for the further progress of the nation.

Is it even a consideration? How do these men feel about this?

I saw Beto and Booker say they'd consider a woman as vice-president. That's really something, isn't it? Such concern for the advancement of women to the WH. So much that they'd sacrifice a little of their success for women's own.

But what would be so terrible about supporting one of the women already declared and running? How absurd to press forward with their own quixotic campaigns, cavalierly pandering to women without a bit of self-awareness that they're looking to steal these women candidate's thunder and angling to delay this important goal, likely for another decade, or more.

I just saw this and... this is depressing.



Kamala: "to help people understand they should not make assumptions about who black people are"

Amos Jackson III @amosjacksonIII 5m5 minutes ago
“I reference often my days at Howard to help people understand they should not make assumptions about who black people are,”

A political awakening: How Howard University shaped ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩ identity - Los Angeles Times

____The war on drugs had erupted, apartheid was raging, Jesse Jackson would soon make the campus a staging ground for his inaugural presidential bid. Running for student office in 1982 at Howard University — the school that nurtured Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison and Stokely Carmichael — was no joke.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has been known to break the ice with voters by proclaiming the freshman-year campaign in which she won a seat on the Liberal Arts Student Council her toughest political race. Those who were at the university with her are not so sure she is kidding.

It was at Howard that the senator’s political identity began to take shape. Thirty-three years after she graduated in 1986, the university in the nation’s capital, one of the country’s most prominent historically black institutions, also serves as a touchstone in a campaign in which political opponents have questioned the authenticity of her black identity.

“I reference often my days at Howard to help people understand they should not make assumptions about who black people are,” Harris said in a recent interview.

read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-kamala-harris-howard-university-20190319-story.html


Kamala Harris, right, protests South African apartheid with classmate Gwen Whitfield on the National Mall in November 1982. (Photo courtesy of Kamala Harris)


Petty Kingdom

ProPublica @ProPublica 1h1 hour ago
How to influence Trump, Lobbyists' edition:

Step 1: tee up ⛳️
Step 2: send a note on Mar-a-Lago stationery 📝
Step 3: call the president “King” 👑

more about this letter:

...I nailed this in 2017:

Belize is preparing for her future knowing that it's limitless


Kirsten Allen @knicole_a
By asking @KamalaHarris - only the third black woman to run for President - “what it’s like running for President and if you get nervous,” Belize is preparing for her future knowing that it’s limitless. This is what #ForThePeople means. This is why #RepresentationMatters.




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