Kamala Harris to discuss ‘freedom’ Democratic style at FIU
Kamala Harris heads to Miami.

The talk will likely draw the contrast between Democratic and Republican agendas for gun safety, abortion rights, voting rules and LGBTQ equality.

Vice President Kamala Harris will make Florida International University (FIU) a stop on her month-long tour that’s being called “Fight for Our Freedoms” —her third time in three months touching down in the Sunshine State.

It’s being highlighted as a college tour, but the No. 2 standard-bearer for the Democrats has also been visiting apprenticeship programs and union shops in what is being called an effort to mobilize young people “in the ongoing fight for fundamental freedoms and rights.”

Harris’ stop at FIU on Thursday will be a moderated discussion with students on issues that affect their future: abortion rights, gun safety, climate change, LGBTQ equality, mental health and book bans, a news release says. These are all items that have been hitting the headlines as Gov. Ron DeSantis touts legislation passed at his behest that he’s calling part of the “Freedom Blueprint” as he runs for President, seeking to replace Harris’ boss, President Joe Biden.

Miami-Dade County is ground zero for Florida’s deepening red hue. DeSantis in 2022 became the first Republican Governor, other than native son Jeb Bush, to win the county that has long been considered a Democratic stronghold.

The flip has been attributed to how Republicans are making gains in winning the Hispanic vote.

Harris’ drop-in to FIU, combined with her April visit at the University of Miami, show the Democrats are not ready to cede this territory, however. The release notes that FIU is “one of the largest Hispanic-serving institutions in the country.”

Harris also visited the state twice within 11 days over the summer to drub the state’s recent adoption of a Black history standard that requires student instruction in how some slaves were able to gain skills that could be used for their personal benefit, in some cases.

For the second visit, Harris said she would not be accepting DeSantis’ invitation to debate the point.

“I’m here in Florida and I will tell you there is no roundtable, no lecture, no invitation we will accept to debate an undeniable fact: There were no redeeming qualities of slavery,” Harris said.

Harris began this tour at Hampton University, North Carolina AT&T State University, Reading Area Community College and IBEW Local 743. Before she hits FIU on Thursday, she’ll be at Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University and Morris Brown College, which are four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta.

“The tour is a continuation of her dedicated work to energize, engage, and partner with young people throughout the country,” the news release says. “She has already been to 14 college campuses this year after visiting 14 schools in 2022.

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].


  • Earl Pitts "New Earl" American

    September 25, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Good evening America,
    I, Earl Pitts American, have contemplated the upcoming VP’s discussion at FIU long and hard and have compiled an appropriate response to all of our Patriot supporters along with all you former Dook 4 Brains Leftys who have wised up enough to know the Leftist Gig is up.
    Below is my, Earl PittsvAmerican’s appropriate response:
    “HA HA HA HA HA HA HA” “HA HA HA HA HA HA HA” and further more “HA HA HA HA HA HA HA”,
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “The Big Voice On The Right” American

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 26, 2023 at 6:05 am

      billy purser (aka earl pitts, aka gary burbank, aka maga maggot) why do you disrespect the vp? is it because you hate women, or because you are a racist? i suspect you are just disrespectful by nature. my question is legitimate, your answer i suspect your answer won’t be. prove me wrong billy

  • My Take

    September 25, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    Ms. Kamala, speaking in slavery-sympathist DeSSgustus’s back yard.
    Let’s see more of it!

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 26, 2023 at 5:37 am

      go kamala. i’m rooting for her !

  • PeterH

    September 26, 2023 at 1:24 am

    Freedumb’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose Nothin’, don’t mean nothin’, honey, if it ain’t free!

    Trump and DeSantis preach FREEDUMB!

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 26, 2023 at 5:36 am

    two different meanings for the word freedom. if you are misinformed and you tend to hate, then you know which definition you want.. maga has a white christian version of freedom . to them the word is used to get your vote. they want the freedom to lie and cheat, the freedom to walk around armed for war. if that’s freedom, i don’t want it. fox news is fair and balanced. i had the freedom to make that ridiculous statement. desantis has the freedom to take peoples freedoms away. florida’s voters have the freedom to put a maniac in office.. i prefer the old version of the word.

  • Richard Russell

    September 26, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Marxist/Gestapo style freedom is the form the Dems plan to invoke if they had all branches of government, including the Supreme Court.
    Shut up and obey!

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 26, 2023 at 9:40 pm

      shhhhhhhhhh go to sleep marxist/ gestapo. one is a right wing term and the other is a left wing term. that sounds stupid

  • Liberals are commies

    September 27, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Lol you white leftist liberal scumbag kamala harris is a low iq buffoon just like biden but liberals like your white ass thinks the country is good woth those two in charge!! 80 percent of the country thinks the country is going in wrong direction but white idiot leftist liberals like ypu think its all good im not a big fan of malcom x but i read some of his books n one of the things he always said was the problem isnt a white republican or a white democrat its the white liberal and he is so right the worst virtue signaling n sanctamonious idiots are white liberals like yourself you moron!!

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