At ESSENCE Fest, Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks to the Most Critical Issues Facing Black Women, Including the Fight for Reproductive Rights

Vice President Harris Participated in a Fireside Chat with Keke Palmer 

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Vice President Harris traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend the 28th ESSENCE Festival of Culture, where she participated in a fireside conversation with Emmy Award-winning actress and leading millennial voice Keke Palmer. The Vice President spoke to the most critical issues facing Black women, including the implications of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. This was the largest audience the Vice President has addressed since the Supreme Court rendered its decision. While in New Orleans, the Vice President also met with the leaders of reproductive justice organizations.

The Vice President has a long-standing record of fighting for health, safety, and wellbeing of women, including protecting access to women’s reproductive health care. Over the last week, the Vice President has reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to protecting reproductive rights through remarks, interviews, and convenings. The Vice President also recently met with doctors and nurses, faith leaders, constitutional law and privacy experts, Attorneys General, and advocates to discuss what is at stake and chart the path forward.

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