VP Harris' National Tour for ‘Choice’
Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, has launched a new campaign called the Fight for Our Reproductive Freedoms Tour. This project aims to rally Americans behind the administration's pro-choice message, with an emphasis on abortion as a key issue in the upcoming 2024 election.
Harris announced the tour this week alongside a statement highlighting the importance of women having the right to make their own decisions about their bodies. "I will continue to fight for our fundamental freedoms while bringing together those throughout America who agree that every woman should have the right to make decisions about her own body — not the government," she said.
The campaign will begin in Wisconsin on January 22nd, which marks the 51st anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. The tour will then continue across the country, with Harris planning to organize and mobilize Americans who share the same values of reproductive freedom.
This effort is a continuation of the Fight for Our Freedoms College Tour, which aimed to engage and mobilize young people in various causes such as reproductive freedom, common-sense gun safety laws, climate action, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and teaching America's full story.
US Vice President Kamala Harris will travel around the country promoting… abortion rights.
Not promoting families & kids, not raising minimum wage, not solving record homelessness, not reducing healthcare costs, not stopping endless wars…
…but promoting abortion. pic.twitter.com/opJobgupUi
— S.L. Kanthan (@Kanthan2030) December 19, 2023
However, this new tour specifically focuses on the fight for reproductive rights, as Harris believes that there is currently a full-on attack on a woman's fundamental freedom to make decisions about her own body. "Across our nation, there is a full-on attack on a woman's fundamental freedom to make decisions about her own body," she stated in a video message.
Harris's campaign comes in the wake of recent polls indicating that former President Donald Trump is ahead of President Biden in hypothetical election matchups, particularly in key battleground states. However, when asked about these polls, Harris told CNN that they would have to earn their re-election and that in democracy, candidates must effectively convey their accomplishments and message to the people.
"It is absolutely right in a democracy with free and fair elections that the candidates, the people who want to continue in leadership, have to make their case and have to make it effectively," she said.
Harris's commitment to fighting for women's reproductive rights is evident, and this new campaign shows her determination to continue this fight in the upcoming years. With the 2024 election on the horizon, her efforts to mobilize Americans and rally them behind this crucial issue will be crucial in securing a victory for the pro-choice movement.