U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris addresses the Detroit NAACP dinner | Andrew Roth
Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will headline an event for the Detroit branch of the NAACP on May 5.
The Detroit News first reported that Harris will speak at the 64th annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner at Cobo Hall.
“It is an accomplishment to have her come,” NAACP President the Rev. Wendell Anthony told the News. “We are pleased she’s coming. It’s no secret she is one of several candidates running for president, but we don’t endorse candidates. She exemplifies a lot of what we’re hoping to cover this year with our theme and convention.”
Michigan is becoming a hotbed of 2020 activity.
Last week, two of Harris’ Democratic rivals, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (R-Texas), campaigned in Southeast Michigan. On Thursday, President Donald Trump is slated to hold a rally in Grand Rapids.
Two other Dem contenders previously visited Michigan, former U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) and former technology executive Andrew Yang.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is slated to be in Detroit at a Michigan Democratic Party women’s caucus luncheon on May 18.
Stacey Abrams, who hasn’t decided on her 2020 plans, will keynote the Mackinac Policy Conference later that month. She lost her Georgia gubernatorial race last year. And former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has been talked about as a possibility to primary Trump, also will be at the conference.
Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site. Please see our republishing guidelines for use of photos and graphics.