Kamala Harris Holds Davenport Town Hall

Oct 17, 2019

The second presidential candidate in as many days made a stop in Davenport on Thursday. California Senator Kamala Harris spoke at a town hall at St. Ambrose University's Rogalski Center, fielding questions from the audience.

At the event, she answered a question about housing the homeless, saying that housing is a basic human right. She says the rules have been written in a way that doesn't support families or working people.

"If you don't have a place to go at night, if you don't have a roof over the head of your children, if you don't have something that represents your hard work but also your ability to have a safe and stable place, it impacts everything else about your life."

Senator Kamala Harris
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Harris also received a question about gun violence in relation to prejudice. She says that while racists and homophobic people were here before the Trump administration and will be here after it, there has been a rise in hate crimes since the president took office.

"People ask me, 'do you think Donald Trump is responsible for that massacre?' And I say no, clearly he did not pull the trigger, but he's certainly been tweeting out the ammunition."

On Friday morning, Harris will be at a private meet and greet in Clinton. People interested in attending must RSVP to the campaign for the address.