DFA: Harris’ launch “underscores the transformational opportunity” of 2020 presidential race

Today, Senator Kamala Harris officially launched her 2020 Presidential exploratory committee.

Democracy for America's CEO Yvette Simpson issued the following statement on Harris' announcements:

"Senator Kamala Harris' announcement today underscores the transformational opportunity the 2020 presidential election already represents for our country. With the wide range of identities, backgrounds, and life experiences, the 2020 Democratic field not only reflects our country's future, it stands in stark contrast to the politics of bigotry, hate, and division that drives Donald Trump's Republican Party.

"Democrats will reclaim the White House in 2020 if we put forward a nominee who connects with the New American Majority of black, brown, and progressive white voters and strengthens that connection by advocating for a bold, inclusive populist vision for the country that can energize those who've never felt heard before.

"Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, and having a progressive trailblazer like Senator Harris in this race will play a crucial role in ensuring our voices are heard loud and clear in this primary." -- Yvette Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Democracy for America

Last month, DFA released the results of its first 2020 Presidential Pulse Poll and made it clear that its presidential endorsement was "up for grabs."

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