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Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California, was in Massachusetts today to campaign for Elizabeth Warren.
Harris began her day in Lynn at a round table discussion on corporate accountability in the subprime mortgage crisis with Southern Essex County Register of Deeds John O’Brien, who emphasized that local advocates and elected officials need a Senator who will be responsive and knowledgeable about the issues, like Elizabeth Warren.
The next stop was a lunch reception with approximately 30 leaders from the Asian Pacific American and South Asian communities.
After heading to Northeastern School of Law, where she talked about issues of voter protection with students and encouraged them to participate in voter protection efforts on Election Day, Harris made her last stop of the day in Cambridge, where she made clear that what happens here in Massachusetts will have an impact on California.
She talked about how pivotal this election is and about her work with Elizabeth Warren on the foreclosure crisis. She said, “Elizabeth could articulate what was needed to be done for homeowners but also what needed to be done in terms of systems change.”
Harris continued, “Lots of people are really good at press conferences, but Elizabeth understood what the fix looked like. The first federal agency that looks out for the consumer. She understood the protections we needed to put in place.”
“What you are doing is fighting for the ideals of this country. You are patriots. From California, I send you thanks for what you are doing and will do in the next 13 days.”
On August 24th, Tina Tchen flew in from Washington DC to spend the day supporting Elizabeth as part of the campaign’s Women for Warren activities. Tina emphasized Elizabeth’s commitment to the community, taking part in a packed day of activities from Grove Hall to Quincy to Chinatown.
Tina attended a human services round table discussion hosted by State Representative Tackey Chan at Hong Kong Eatery in Quincy:
Tina was warmly welcomed by members of the Gee How Oak Tin Family Association at an evening reception in Chinatown:
Coverage of Tina Tchen’s visit in Sing Tao Daily, August 25, 2012:
Meet our volunteer: Patrick Tai
Patrick Tai is a campaign novice. "I never had any political interest," he says. "I voted, but that was it. But this January I started volunteering for Elizabeth Warren."
Patrick grew up in Hong Kong but came to the United States on a scholarship for college at Brandeis in 1963. He became a citizen in 1985. He says he is struck by Elizabeth's economic plan and vision. "She's for improving education, infrastructure, health care and in general looking forward. I am a scientist, this is important to me. Another Democrat in the Senate will make a big difference."
For the campaign, Patrick has helped organize Chinatown. He has reached out to voters, helped with voter registration drives, and distributed campaign literature.
"What's been great about volunteering has been the many new friends I never would have met from lots of different fields. I've learned to be less timid and now I am not afraid to approach strangers. I also learned that not everyone thinks the same way. It is important to ask, 'What is important to you' and when I listen to people, they thank me profusely."