“Dude has to go”: Kamala Harris takes motion in opposition to Trump throughout Greensboro go to
The California senator is the second Democratic presidential candidate to visit Greensboro this year.
California Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris visited Smith High School in Greensboro on Sunday afternoon and sparked voters by cracking down on Trump. Earlier in the day Harris visited two locations in Durham.
Harris greeted a crowd of hundreds at the high school gym and spoke “common sense” about the importance of gun legislation for half an hour while discussing climate change and equal pay for women.
“My mother was the kind of parent who, if you ever came home complaining about something,” Harris said during her opening speech, “she would look at you with a straight face, maybe one hand on her hip, and she would say, ‘Well what are you going to do about it? ‘So I decided to run for President of the United States. “
Harris spoke about how at the Greensboro rally on Sunday to accept the gun law executive order, re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement, and talk about equal pay. (Photo by Sayaka Matsuoka)
Several politicians, including Senator Gladys Robinson, Greensboro Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson, and Rep. Derwin Montgomery, warmed the crowd before Harris took the stage.
Harris is the second 2020 presidential candidate to visit Greensboro this year. Beto O’Rourke held a rally at Natty Greene in April.
For the next half hour, Harris made direct reference to President Trump, including his “Make America Great Again” slogan.
“We were all very clear that he was talking about going back to something,” said Harris. “Which begs the question: back to exactly what? Back to the voting rights law? Back to the civil rights law? Back to the Fair Housing Act? Back in front of a federal minimum wage? Back before Roe v. Calf? Well we’re not going back! “
Several voters in the audience wore “Harris 2020” shirts and held up “Kamala Harris for the People” signs during their speech. Even so, some showed up just to hear the candidate speak in person.
“I wanted to get a feel for her energy,” said Becky Kinkade, who was driving from Hillsborough to attend the event. “She is the forerunner for me. I think it’s time for a woman in the White House. I like their politics. There is so much to change. “
Linda Manning from Greensboro also attended the event to see Harris in action.
“It’s time to fade,” Manning said of the president’s democratic decisions. “You’re kind of all together right now.”
Manning said on her behalf that upholding the rule of law was vital to the election of the next president.
“Is that confirmed?” She asked. “Because right now it doesn’t look like it’s going to be sustained. We need someone who can fix things. “
Harris takes photos with fans after the Greensboro event on Sunday. (Photo by Sayaka Matsuoka)
Harris mentioned Trump’s pledges to help the working class, including farmers, but the president hoped that Trump’s 2017 tax cut and jobs law only helped the top 1 percent and that farmers were linked to the president’s recent trade war with China Have problems.
“In Iowa, I meet with farmers who are filing bankruptcy because of this so-called trade policy,” Harris said. “They have rotting soybeans in containers that they grew based on a market they cultivated for decades to sell those soybeans to China, but now that market is cut off.”
If elected, Harris would introduce a tax credit of up to $ 6,000 per year for families making less than $ 100,000 per year, which could be taken home up to $ 500 per month.
“He made a lot of promises and betrayed a lot of people,” Harris continued. “It’s time to turn the page. And to do that, we’re going to be successfully pursuing the case of Donald Trump around four more years, and we have a big, long rap sheet to work from…. The bottom line is: Dude has to go. “
In her rap sheet, Harris mentioned Trump’s tax law, the human rights violations on the US-Mexico border and his lack of action following the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.
“Of course he didn’t pull the trigger,” said Harris. “But he definitely tweeted the ammunition.”
Upon his election, Harris promised to give Congress 100 days to bring legislation to its desk for universal background checks and the renewal of a ban on assault weapons.
“And if it doesn’t,” Harris said, “I am ready to take executive action to introduce full background screening and require the ATF to acquire the licenses of arms dealers who violate the law, and.” through executive action. ” to ban the importation of offensive weapons into our country. “
During the rally, Harris spoke about the importance of getting Trump out of office. “Dude has to go,” she said and started a chant about the gym. (Photo by Sayaka Matsuoka)
Harris also spoke about the need to pay teachers more and the importance of equal pay for women.
“There are only two groups of people who raise our children,” Harris said. “Parents … and teachers. And we don’t pay them their worth. “
With the same pay, Harris simply stated, “It’s no longer a contentious issue.”
“Instead of asking this working woman not to get paid the same as the people she works with, we’re going to put the burden on companies to prove they pay people the same for work,” Harris said . “If you don’t, you’ll get a fine … that gets your attention.”
Regarding climate change, Harris said she would resume the Paris Climate Agreement and implement the Green New Deal.
“We will agree that the climate crisis is real,” she said. “It is an existential crisis for our species and we as humans are causing the problem and we as humans can stop it when we have leadership that is so inclined,” she said.
At the end of her speech, Harris spoke to voters about the urgency for change and the implications of the current administration.
“We will fight and we have to fight,” said Harris in her closing statement. “To know that this is a struggle born of optimism is a struggle that is born of knowing and believing and believing in what cannot be weighed down by what has been. This is a struggle that is not just for the soul of the land, but a struggle that was born out of love for the land. And Greensboro, this is a fight we’re going to win. “