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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2023
Vice President Kamala Harris Launches Reproductive Freedoms Tour
The Vice President will kick off her nationwide tour to fight back against extremist attacks with an event in Wisconsin on Jan. 22, the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
WASHINGTON – Vice President Kamala Harris will embark on a nationwide reproductive freedoms tour to continue fighting back against extreme attacks throughout America. She will hit the road to states across the country in early 2024 as she holds a series of events that bring together thousands of people to fight for the freedom of every American to make decisions about their own body. The Vice President’s “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” tour will kick off with an event in Wisconsin on Jan. 22, the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Additional dates and locations will be announced soon.
“Extremists across our country continue to wage a full-on attack against hard-won, hard-fought freedoms as they push their radical policies – from banning abortion in all 50 states and criminalizing doctors, to forcing women to travel out of state in order to get the care they need,” said Vice President Harris. “I will continue to fight for our fundamental freedoms while bringing together those throughout America who agree that every woman should have the right to make decisions about her own body – not the government.”
During the Vice President’s reproductive freedoms tour, she will host events that highlight the harm caused by these abortion bans while sharing stories of those who have been impacted. Vice President Harris will also hold extremists accountable for proposing a national abortion ban, call on Congress to restore the protections of Roe, and outline steps the Administration is taking to protect access to health care. Additionally, she will urge attendees to use their voices and stay engaged in the fight for fundamental freedoms.
Since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, the Vice President has held more than 50 convenings in at least 16 states while bringing together hundreds of state legislators, state attorneys general, health care providers, faith leaders, students, and advocates who are on the frontlines of the fight for reproductive rights. Earlier this year, Vice President Harris also embarked on a nationwide “Fight for Our Freedoms” college tour in which she traveled to eight states, mobilized more than 15,000 students, and took questions directly from young leaders on a range of issues including reproductive freedom.
Details for media to RSVP to stops on the Vice President’s reproductive freedoms tour will be available soon.
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