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, relief student debt, police reform and gun violence, mental health, climate change, intergenerational wealth creation and reproductive rights. Vice President’s Meeting Wraps Up Week of Student and Youth-Focused Engagements in Orangeburg, SC; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C.
During the roundtable, participants thanked Vice President Harris and the administration for student debt relief, discussing how student loans have taken a heavy toll on young people and families. Participants also discussed the impact of the administration’s passage of the Cut Inflation Act, which will make health care more affordable for families and reduce prescription drug costs by capping the insulin price at $35 per month for seniors.
The Vice President and Young Leaders also discussed our nation’s democracy and the work we must do to continue to protect it. The Vice President thanked the participants for their efforts for the right to vote and said that they must continue to work together to fight for the right to vote and democracy. During the conversation, the Vice President encouraged the leaders to continue their work and to remember to always keep fighting for fairness and justice.