Vice President Kamala Harris heading to Detroit on Monday

Vice President Kamala Harris will head to Detroit on Monday on the second leg of a tour to emphasize the Biden administration’s efforts to strengthen the economy for Black Americans.

The White House early Thursday put out a information launch saying Detroit could be the second cease on her Economic Opportunity Tour after visiting Atlanta this week. At the Georgia International Convention Center, in accordance to the New York Times, Harris spoke to some 400 people about how the administration is working to assist Black companies and enhance the upward mobility of traditionally deprived teams.

No particulars had been instantly launched about when or the place Harris could be in Detroit however the tour comes at a time when President Joe Biden is attempting to enhance his standing amongst Black voters forward of the 2024 election. Polls present him trailing or tied with former President Donald Trump in a number of swing states, together with Michigan, and whereas he enjoys a large lead amongst Black individuals, it is not as strong as it has been in the past, particularly amongst Black males.

It additionally comes at a time when Michigan is clearly being focused by each the Biden and the Trump campaigns.

Biden has already introduced he’ll communicate on the Detroit NAACP’s annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner on Sunday, May 19, making his third go to to the state this yr, and Harris was most recently in Grand Rapids in February discussing the necessity to defend entry to abortion in Michigan and nationwide. Trump, in the meantime, held a rally Wednesday evening in Saginaw County, following up on different occasions he has held this yr in Waterford and in Grand Rapids.

Contact Todd Spangler: [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter@tsspangler

This article initially appeared on Detroit Free Press: Vice President Kamala Harris heading to Detroit on Monday

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