Harris is supremely qualified to be president

Editor,

On Jan. 21, the day our country commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sen. Kamala Harris announced that she would be a candidate for the office of president of the United States.

Within 24 hours of her announcement, Sen. Harris had received $1.5 million in campaign contributions from more than 38,000 donors, with the average donation being $37. This level of grassroots support is truly extraordinary.

Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. During her time in the Senate she has been a strong advocate for economic and social justice. She supports tax cuts for the middle class and opposes tax cuts for the rich. She supports universal health care and opposes the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act. She supports legislation to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. She opposes the Trump tariffs, which are causing great hardship for many middle class Americans. She is in favor of effective border security but is critical of Trump’s immoral treatment of people seeking asylum on our southern border. She is in favor of common-sense gun violence prevention measures. She is a strong supporter of the civil rights of all minority groups, including LGBT individuals.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Kamala Harris was the attorney general of California, and before that, the district attorney of San Francisco. As attorney general she was a determined fighter for the rights of California’s homeowners in their efforts to receive a just settlement from the large banks that caused the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As district attorney she was a strong prosecutor of violent criminals, while at the same time starting a very successful program to help non-violent offenders acquire the necessary skills and training to prevent them from re-offending.

Kamala Harris has been an outstanding district attorney, attorney general and U.S. senator. She is supremely qualified to become the next president of the United States.

Larry Feldman

Lakeside