MILWAUKEE (SPECTRUM NEWS) — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris kicked off her trip to Milwaukee by meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot by police last month in Kenosha.
According to a campaign official, she met with Blake’s father and two sisters, and spoke with other family members over the phone. She also spoke with Blake over the phone during the meeting. She also talked with Blake’s legal team.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and co-counsels Patrick Salvi II and B’Ivory LaMarr said the senator’s visit was “inspirational and uplifting.”
“Sen. Harris also discussed the policy changes that she and Vice President Biden will seek, including the Justice in Policing Act and implicit bias training, to make things better for all Americans,” Crump said. “She encouraged them to continue to use their voices even through their pain to help America make progress to end systemic racism.”
Harris then toured an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) training facility in Wauwatosa.
“[…] They’re an incredible family and what they’ve endured, and they do it with such dignity and grace,” Harris said during the tour. “And you know, they’re carrying the weight of a lot of voices on their shoulders.”
She also talked with IBEW members and state workforce leaders about Joe Biden’s commitment to workers and organized labor.
Following the tour, Harris is set to attend a roundtable with Black Milwaukee business owners.