District: Delaware Senate
Primary Election: 09/06/18
Primary Type: Closed
“It is time to offer American citizens guaranteed, quality jobs, with growth potential in the government sector. … There are an array of areas that could use additional workers, from infrastructure to social work." -- Kerri Evelyn Harris
As a veteran, advocate, and community organizer, she has dedicated her life to public service. She lives in Kent County, works in New Castle County, has a daughter in Capital School District, and organizes throughout Delaware to make sure every person has a voice in the policies that affect their daily lives. If elected she will work to achieve these goals:
- Support Medicare for All because healthcare is a right, not a privilege
- Resolve income inequality and increase living wage
- Create a renewable energy economy to increase job opportunities
- Invest in debt-free college and on-site job training
- Overturn Citizens United and take money out of politics
- Provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers
“There’s a lot of damage to be done when we have Democrats who are in who don’t stand their ground when it’s time to stand up for people. What use is your power if it’s not used to stand up for the people? " -- Kerri Evelyn Harris
She comes from a diverse, multicultural family that instilled values of equality, opportunity, and respect for all people, regardless of background. Her parents were advocates and organizers who taught their children the value of public service. Her family history shaped the person she is today, and instilled these core values that continue to drive her.
She first answered the call to service in the aftermath of 9/11. As a loadmaster in the Air Force, she transported troops and equipment from Dover to bases across the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. She witnessed the cost of war. She saw soldiers suffering from PTSD who were unable to make the trip back overseas. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity rebuilding houses along the Gulf Coast. She was an airman by day and a volunteer construction worker by night. It was one of the most meaningful times in her life.
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