Democratic Party vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris said on Sunday that the church had always been a source of strength and a place of reflection for her.
“For me, the church has always been a source of strength and a place of reflection. And in my private conversations with God, I usually ask for strength, protection and guidance to do the right thing,” said Harris at a drive-in. church service in Southfield, Michigan, just outside of Detroit.
“I know this is not how we usually do church, but it is a reminder, pastor, that faith always finds its way,” she said, referring to the unusual situation of the coronavirus pandemic.
Harris, 56, said faith must be a verb.
“We have to live it in our actions. That’s the kind of faith I learned very early on, pastor, ”she said.
The running mate has spent a lot of time in this battlefield state which, like 2016, is heading for a close race.
“I travel across the country, but I always come back to Detroit,” Harris said, stressing the importance of the state’s most populous city in statewide election results.
“You know, in 2016, don’t we, we remember what happened? When we were hit by this natural disaster that’s now in the White House, right? In 2016, they won on average with just two votes per constituency. Think about that – the voting power. So let’s make sure that doesn’t happen again, okay? And that means: let’s make sure everything the world is voting, ”said Harris.
“In 2016 he (the margin of victory) averaged two votes per constituency. We know we can do better, and we know there’s so much at stake, and we know the ancestors are counting on us to don’t let them down when there is so much at stake. So Detroit, thank you, thank you. Let’s take this home! Take it home! Show the country and show the world Detroit did the difference in this election, “she said.
In a separate campaign stoppage, she said there were lessons learned from the previous election.
“You’re seriously going to get there. We all have PTSD from 2016 onwards, yes, but there are lessons from 2016, and one of them is that in 2016 in Michigan we missed that election by , on average, two votes per constituency. Think about it, “she said.
“Like, it’s doable! We can do it! We’re going to do it! We’re going to do it! We’re going to elect Joe Biden the next President of the United States!” she added.
In his remarks, Harris reiterated that everything is at stake in this election.
“Everything is at stake. Let’s look at the fact that we are in the middle of a pandemic right now. One in 1,000 black people in America has died from COVID. One in 500, it is estimated at the end of the year if they don’t. not control this, they will die from COVID. Black people are three times more likely to contract the disease, twice as likely to die from it, and it is not surprising that this has everything to do with long race. date disparities in all of these systems, ”she said.
Harris alleged that all over this country powerful people are trying to make it difficult for people to vote.
“And you have to ask, why are so many powerful people trying to suppress our vote, trying to confuse us on the vote? Play with the post. Can you believe, play with the post ?! Why are they doing all this? Because they know our power, ”she said.
“They know our power. They know that when we vote things change. They know that when we vote we win. So don’t let anyone take our power from us, ever,” she said.