"For all our differences, for all the battles, for all the fights, we are still one American family", she writes, "and we should act like it".
"I'm running for president because I love my country".
Exactly one week ago on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As The Guardian noted, if that number is accurate, it would mean that Harris drew an even bigger crowd at her presidential campaign launch than Barack Obama did when he announced his own run for president in IL in 2017 to an estimated 15,000-strong crowd.
"We must answer a fundamental question: Who are we?" she said. "He was aspirational like our country is aspirational", she said of the civil rights leader.
"In this moment, we must all speak truth about what's happening", she affirmed. "I think we very much believe that healthcare should be a right and not a privilege".
Harris's father is from Jamaica and her mother is Indian.
Harris added, "So today I say to you, my friends: These are not ordinary times, and this will not be an ordinary election, but this is our America".
The Free Beacon notes that Harris, "who was just a few years out of law school and working at the Alameda County district attorney's office", had her career boosted by Brown "to two well-paid posts on California state commissions and later helped her in her first election".
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Her speech made it clear Harris is eager to take on Trump, but the California senator faces tough competition in the Democratic primary.
For years, California - the nation's most populous state - voted near the end of the process, meaning nominees were often decided before a single Californian cast a vote.
Harris, who previously served as district attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011 before becoming attorney general of California (and making history as the first African-American and first woman to do so) from 2011 to 2017, when she became the second African-American woman to join U.S. Senate, has seen a strong start to her 2020 campaign, with the lawmaker's popularity putting her in the top five in poll rankings of a crowded field of potential 2020 Democratic candidates.
She has attributed her decision to become a lawyer and a prosecutor to her upbringing, and said Sunday that she and her sister were "raised to believe that public service is a noble cause and the fight for justice is everyone's responsibility". Kamala Harris at Drake University.
Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News.
Harris said throughout her life she has "only had one client: the people", echoing the words she has used in courtrooms and has adopted as her campaign's slogan. "They seemed to be under the misimpression that I could be bullied into submission", she scoffs.
Perhaps the biggest question is how she will stand up to Trump when she becomes his target.