112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
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Kamala Harris was born in 1964 in Oakland California to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. Her mother was a breast cancer scientist and her father was a Stanford university economics professor. Harris is a lawyer and politician and attended Howard University and the University of California Hastings Law. She previously worked in the San Francisco District Attorney office and in 2004 was elected as the DA of San Francisco. In 2010 and 2014 she was elected as the Attorney General. In 2016, she replaced the previous senator of California; she is the third female elected senator of California.
IssuesHarris strongly focuses on civil rights issues and the middle class tax cut.
On the Issues
- Climate Change
Harris supports rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and feels that actions must be taken to help prevent the increasing pollution. Harris signed the Green New Deal.
Harris advocates for universal healthcare.
Harris supports abortion.
- Social Security
Harris supports expanding social security.
Harris aims to create universal pre-kindergarten and wants to create free public universities and community colleges. She supports a bill proposed by Bernie Sanders called the “College for All Act.”
- Gun Control
Harris wants to increase limitations on the types of guns available for purchase and supports limiting the exposure gun stores can get through advertising.
Harris advocates for a reform of the immigration system and feels that ICE and DACA should not be abolished but corrected. She has stated her opposition against the border wall.
Harris would raise money for the middle class by reducing current tax cuts.
- Criminal Justice
Harris supports the progressive movement of limiting inequality in the criminal justice system and reforming the harsh punishments assigned for less extreme crimes.
- LGBTQ Rights
Harris supports same sex marriage and believes that transgender men and women should be allowed to use the facilities of their wishes. Yet, she does not feel that it is the state’s responsibility to pay for transitional surgeries in cases such as prison inmates.
- Foreign Policy
Harris states that the United States has lost its global standing but does not delve much into foreign policy.
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