Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Oakland

Vice President Kamala Harris, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, visits the Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kamala Harris visits her hometown of Oakland for the first time since becoming the nation’s first female vice president.

Oakland native Harris and Governor Newsom toured the Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant in Oakland to highlight the benefits of the American Jobs Plan, which suggests investing $111 billion in the nation’s water infrastructure. Vice President Harris said the plan would help provide access to clean drinking water and create jobs.

“The American Jobs Plan, a plan that says care infrastructure for our kids and parents is critical infrastructure, will help bring millions of women back into the workforce.” Tweeted Harris.

Monday afternoon, KRON4 reports “The vice president will hold a listening session with California leaders and a small business owner in Oakland who received financial and technical assistance.”

Vice President Harris will head back to Los Angeles Monday afternoon before flying to Chicago on Tuesday for an event on vaccine equity.

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