Advance Notice: Briefs

Harris to make 1st trip to Michigan since Election Day

By: - June 22, 2021 3:07 pm

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris did GOTV events in Detroit and Southfield, Nov. 3, 2020 | Andrew Roth

Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Detroit on Monday, the White House announced Tuesday.

Harris last appeared in Michigan on Election Day last year for get out the vote efforts in Detroit. As president, Joe Biden has visited the Portage Pfizer facility and a Ford plant in Dearborn.

Harris will be encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the Detroit News reports. The Biden administration’s goal is to have at least 70% of U.S. adults vaccinated by the Fourth of July.

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