February 17, 2017

Kamala Harris to Hold “Voices of California” Events in Los Angeles Area

On Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22, Senator Kamala D. Harris will hold "Voices of California" events in Van Nuys and Los Angeles. At the events, Harris will talk with Californians about the important contributions made by immigrants and refugees to the state's economy. Harris will also hear firsthand how President Trump's executive orders that target immigrants and refugees run counter to the values of Californians, present a challenge to the state's economy, and threaten public safety, as she did in her maiden floor speech this week. At the immigration policy forum, Harris will highlight new localized data from the New American Economy that demonstrates the impact immigrants have on the Los Angeles area economy and the State of California.

Harris will also discuss the Access to Counsel Act, the first piece of legislation she introduced to ensure that those detained at a border crossing or a port of entry have access to their legal counsel.

Press interested in covering these events should RSVP to press_harris@harris.senate.gov.

Tuesday, February 21

Refugee and Legal Services Providers Lunch and Press Availability

WHO: Families impacted by the Muslim Travel Ban and Lawyers who have provided legal services to Muslim immigrants at LAX in the aftermath of the Travel Ban

WHEN: 11:15 AM PT

WHERE: Kobee Factory and Syrian Kitchen, 14110 Oxnard St., Van Nuys, CA 91401

*The lunch will be closed press with the exception of opportunities for b-roll. A press availability will follow the lunch.*

Wednesday, February 22

Policy Forum on Immigration

WHO: Business Owners, Community Members and Law Enforcement Officials

WHEN: 10:30 AM PT

WHERE: California Endowment, Redwood Room, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Additional events for the state work period will be announced in the coming days