California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) on Sunday officially kicked off her 2020 presidential bid. She gave a speech in her hometown of Oakland, with her messaging focusing on unity and equality.
“With faith in God, with fidelity to country and with the fighting spirit I got from my mother, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the United States," she said. "I'm running to fight for an America where the economy works for all people. For an America where you only have to work one job to pay the bills."
Harris' campaign message is focusing solely on running "for the people." Signs could be seen that said "Kamala Harris for the People."
“I’m running for president because I love my country. I’m running to be president of the people, by the people and for all people," the senator added.
During her campaign announcement, Harris took the moment to attack President Donald Trump for his immigration policies, tax cuts and his attacks on the mainstream media.
"The American Dream and our American democracy are under attack like never before," the former prosecutor said."As we embark on this campaign, I will tell you this: I am not perfect. Lord knows I am not perfect. But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity and I will speak the truth."
Here's what the scene looked like:
Kamala Harris at her campaign launch: "When we have leaders who bully and attack a free press and undermine our democratic institutions, that's not our America.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 27, 2019
"When white supremacists march and murder in Charlottesville ... that’s not our America." Via @tictoc pic.twitter.com/QDUk5HuzOH
My view at Kamala Harris’ campaign launch for the Presidency in Oakland pic.twitter.com/q6zm1uEdiy— Janice Herring (@jlherring) January 27, 2019
Told my 67-yr-old Dad that if he didn’t go to @KamalaHarris Campaign Launch Rally in Oakland today that he’s no longer my Dad. Pictures as proof he went. Proud of Dad & proud Sen Harris kicked off her campaign so close to home.— Ashleigh Montgomery (@iamshleigh) January 27, 2019
P.S. Love you @robertjmonty ! #KamalaHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/gfNNKhEMun