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Harris to attend SEIU Detroit rally Wednesday

By: - July 23, 2019 9:52 am

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Updated, 5:11 a.m., 6/24/19 with new location for the rally

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is slated to be at a Wednesday rally in Detroit to support security officers trying to unionize.

Officers have walked off the job to protest low pay. The SEIU Local 1 event for the One Detroit Security Campaign is at Hart Plaza.* Harris is scheduled to be there at 12:45 p.m. Several Democratic presidential hopefuls, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have expressed their support for the workers.

Harris also is one of 10 presidential candidates confirmed for a national NAACP forum Wednesday morning at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

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