Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Seattle on Tuesday to deliver a speech touting the Biden administration’s actions on climate.
Harris’ visit will come before the anniversary of President Joe Biden signing into law the Inflation Reduction Act to promote clean-energy manufacturing and fight climate change.
Second gentleman Douglas Emhoff will join Harris at the Seattle event.
“It’s always an exciting opportunity to see a public official as high profile as Vice President Kamala Harris, given who she represents both as a Black woman and a South Asian woman in the critical leadership role she plays in our country,” said former Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim. “She’s broken a huge glass ceiling to be sure, but the true mark of her leadership is that she’s not satisfied being the first. Instead, she uses her platform to take every opportunity to lift all people up so that there will be many more ‘firsts’ after her.”
The Washington State Democratic Party said Harris will also attend a couple of fundraisers.
One hosted by Microsoft President Brad Smith and the other led by Democratic National Committee Finance (DNC) Chair Suzi LeVine.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Biden Victory Fund— which will be split between the Biden-Harris campaign, the DNC and state Democratic Party organizations.
This visit to Seattle is Harris’ second since taking office in 2021.