Vice President Kamala Harris visits Detroit; talks voting rights, vaccination efforts
After postponing her trip at the end of the last month, Vice President Kamala Harris spent the day in Detroit on Monday, talking about voting rights and the push to get more Michiganders vaccinated, especially Detroiters.
Detroit Mayor Duggan speaks on White House meeting
DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan returned to Michigan Friday evening after a meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House. “I’ve been to the White House several times, but this was the first time I’ve ever had a meeting in the Oval Office and that was very special,” Duggan said. The meeting with Biden and Harris also included a bipartisan group of mayors and governors. READ: Detroit Mayor Duggan meets with Biden administration to discuss COVID reliefREAD: 2 cases of COVID-19 B117 variant confirmed in Detroit, mayor saysAd“All of us have people who are out of work, who are afraid that they are going to be evicted when the courts open up, who need housing assistance. He’s very proud in the role he had in helping Detroit come out of bankruptcy when he was vice president and he’s still very much committed to our city,” Duggan said.
Congress members from Michigan help mark historic Inauguration Day in Washington
Michigan members of the United States Congress participated in the historic Jan. 20 inauguration of now-President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Thank you President Biden for such an inspiring speech. “I congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration. Leading up to Inauguration Day, a 6-foot fence was constructed around the Michigan Capitol Building and several law enforcement agencies had increased their presence in case any threats arose during expected protests. Continue: With law enforcement at the ready, only a few dozen protesters gather at Michigan CapitolMore inauguration coverage:
PHOTOS: Viewers sport Harris’ signature ‘Chucks and pearls’ to honor historic inauguration
Local 4 viewers submitted photos of themselves wearing Kamala Harris' signature combination of Chuck Taylors and pearls while watching the historic Biden-Harris inauguration on Jan. 20. The Jan. 20 inauguration of Joe Biden as the nation’s 46th president is a historic moment in more ways than one. For many Americans, one of the most notable moments Wednesday was the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, who is equally the first woman, the first Black American and the first person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Read: Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politicsIn honor of this monumental moment in American history, our viewers submitted photos of themselves watching the inauguration decked out in Harris’ signature style of Converse sneakers and pearls. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 9 Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit viewers wear pearls and sneakers on Jan. 20 to honor Kamala Harris amid her historic inauguration as Vice President to President Joe Biden.