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Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America,  Alan@PDAmerica.org 

 

Jeff Cohen, RootsAction.org co-founder, jeff@RootsAction.org

Press Release

Joint Statement from RootsAction.org and Progressive Democrats of America on the Selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Candidate

WASHINGTON -

As we saw during her own presidential campaign, Kamala Harris is a political weather vane. First she was for Medicare for All, then she wasn't. She failed for years to hold police accountable for gross misconduct in California, then touted her commitment to police accountability in the wake of George Floyd's murder. While her penchant for taking positions broadly palatable to the corporate donor class raises concerns about her dedication to progressive principles, her habit of aligning her stance with the prevailing political winds gives us some hope. We will fight every day to hold Vice President Harris to the higher ideals she often espouses, and make sure those winds blow decisively in the direction of a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and a level playing field for working families everywhere. 

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