Vice President Harris emphasizes gun safety, reproductive freedom and voting rights during Flagstaff event
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Flagstaff Tuesday. It was part of a month-long tour of U.S. colleges and universities focusing on issues mainly affecting young people.
Harris took part in a moderated discussion on the Northern Arizona University campus about reproductive freedom, climate action, gun safety and other issues.
She also fielded questions from students that touched on immigration, voting rights and Indigenous sacred sites.
It was the latest stop on the vice president’s Fight for Our Freedoms Tour meant to galvanize the support of young people for what Harris termed “fundamental rights.”
"I am here to tell you—and I say this as the vice president of the United States—your nation is counting on you. We need you. And personally, I want you to be able to live your best life," said Harris.
The event was the vice president’s ninth stop on her month-long tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions, a distinction NAU received in 2021 as its Hispanic enrollment reached 25%.
At the event, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona also spoke about diversity and cultural identity, and Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes vowed to continue fighting Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban.