Kamala Harris speaks in Luzerne County

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JENKINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — With polls opening in less than 24 hours, Senator Kamala Harris is making one last push to gain support in Pennsylvania.

Senator Harris took to the podium at 11:20 a.m. in Jenkins Township for the canvas kickoff event for the Biden-Harris campaign across Pennsylvania.

Healthcare was a key talking point for Harris who championed Biden’s plan to expand the Affordable Care Act.

“Joe understands the significance and responsibility of our government in one of its core functions which is to concern itself with the public health and well being of the American people,” Harris said. “And that’s why he and President Obama pushed for the Affordable Care Act. And what is Joe committed to doing? Going forward, he’s going to expand the Affordable Care Act, build on its success.”

Harris also touched on not just supporting Biden’s plans but also undoing President Donald Trump’s policies such as tax cuts.

“We are committed on making sure that taxes don’t get raised on anyone making less than $400,000 a year. We’re committed to saying working families should not have to pay more than 7% of their income on child care. We’re committed to saying that if a student comes from a family that makes less than $125,000 they will go to a four year public college for free. That’s how Joe thinks about the economy. Joe knows that first of all that tax break they gave the top 1% and the biggest corporations in America is just wrong and needs to be undone and we will undo it,” Harris said.

Biden and Harris supporters have been outside of UFCW Local 1776 all morning bracing the cold and wind to show Senator Harris their support. 

Eyewitness News spoke the supporters and found they are very optimistic about a Biden-Harris win. They say it’s time for change.

They are also very eager to hear from Senator Harris and glad she is taking the time to reach out to the voters in Luzerne County.

Luzerne County flipped red in 2016 and it is known to be a key decision marker for the 2020 presidential election.

“This election truly is as Joe says, about a battle for our soul as a nation. This is what this is,” Harris said.

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