Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris appeared in Raleigh to campaign recently. Sen. Harris spoke about the Affordable Care Act and the recent Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
In her remarks at Shaw University, Harris underscored how important the Supreme Court will be in deciding pivotal cases in the near future, including health care.
“Getting rid of the Affordable Care Act will take us backward to a time where you could charge a woman more for her health care than you can charge a man just because she’s a woman. Getting rid of the Affordable Care Act will take us backward to a time when pregnancy could be considered a pre-existing condition,” Sen. Harris said. “This relentless obsession with over turning the Affordable Care Act is driven entirely by a blind rage toward President Obama.”
Harris’ remarks were delivered in Estey Hall at Shaw, the first university building in the country built to educate Black women, ABC11 reports.
After speaking at Shaw, Harris finished her Raleigh visit with a Sister to Sister meets Shop Talk roundtable. There, she held a discussion with Black North Carolinians to discuss the importance of voting to affect change, ABC11 reports.