Today, Vice President Kamala Harris convened a roundtable with 25 students and young leaders from 12 states to discuss a range of issues important to young people across the country, including voting rights, student debt relief, police Reform and gun violence, mental health, climate change, building intergenerational wealth and reproductive rights.The vice president’s meeting wraps up a week of student and youth-focused events in Orangeburg, South Carolina; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Washington, D.C.
During the roundtable, attendees thanked Vice President Harris and the administration for providing student debt relief, sharing how student loans disproportionately affect young people and families. Participants also discussed the impact of the government’s passage of the Reducing Inflation Act, which would make health care more affordable for families and reduce the cost of prescription drugs by capping the price of insulin for seniors to $35 a month.
The vice president and young leaders also discussed our nation’s democracy and what we must do to continue to protect it. The vice president thanked attendees for their efforts to defend voting rights and said they must continue to work together to fight for voting rights and democracy. During the conversation, the vice president encouraged leaders to keep working and remember to always fight for fairness and justice.