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Vice President Kamala Harris to Speak at National Associations Summit in Dallas Wednesday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

By meerna Jul11,2024
Vice President Kamala Harris to Speak at National Associations Summit in Dallas Wednesday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver a speech Wednesday at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas before more than 20,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. at their national convention.

Her trip comes as she is being mentioned as a potential successor in the Democratic race against former President Donald Trump in November.

President Joe Biden’s age has been under scrutiny since his debate appearance nearly two weeks ago. Biden has repeatedly said he would stay in the race. Harris has consistently said she supports the incumbent president for reelection. That hasn’t stopped the speculation after a handful of Democratic members of Congress called on Biden to step down in favor of a younger candidate.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JULY 10: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on July 10, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. The vice president spoke to an estimated 20,000 members of her sorority as part of her ongoing efforts to drum up support ahead of the upcoming November presidential election.

Harris is a sorority member. The AKA speech is part of her “Summer of Engagement” tour. She is scheduled to speak at a meeting of Zeta Phi Beta, another powerful black sorority.

Many expect the vice president to promote the Biden administration’s work in North Texas and urge its supporters to vote in November on issues such as abortion rights, stricter gun laws and voting rights.

According to the Dallas Morning News, AKA has more than 350,000 members nationwide. Danette Anthony Reed, the organization’s president and CEO, is from Dallas.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

By meerna

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