State Sens. Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker endorse Kamala Harris for U.S. president

Originally published in Amsterdam News on July 18, 2019.
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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris earned the endorsements of several local elected officials from five different states. The list includes New York State Sens. Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker.

Both agree that Harris is the best candidate to prosecute the case against Donald Trump and highlighted her 3AM agenda focused on lifting up American families. Harris started her elected career as the district attorney of San Francisco.

“I’m backing Kamala Harris because she knows that real, meaningful criminal justice reform must be on the agenda for our next president,” said Benjamin. “Right now, our justice system—with its private prisons, cash bail system, and failure to restore voting rights to individuals with felony convictions—does not align with our American values.”

“Kamala Harris is a tireless fighter for working families—and that’s why she has my endorsement for president,” said Parker. “As a product of New York City public schools, I know first-hand that a good public education is the key to lifting children out of poverty.”