November 20, 2019 - Harris Says Not to Take Black Voters for Granted

Asked in the fifth Democratic presidential debate about her criticism of Buttigieg’s outreach to Black voters, Harris addresses, “the larger issue is that for too long I think candidates have taken for granted constituencies that have been the backbone of the Democratic Party,” specifically Black voters. She goes on to specify the importance of Black women voters: “There are plenty of people who applauded Black women for the success of the 2018 election, applauded Black women for the election of a senator from Alabama. But, you know, at some point, folks get tired of just saying, oh, you know, thank me for showing up and — and say, well, show up for me. Harris details issues of particular importance to and impact on Black women, indicating her commitment to addressing them when in office.