Vice President Harris Delivers Remarks at the Democratic Attorneys General Association Conference

September 23, 2022

Highlighted Role of Democratic AGs in Defending Abortion, Fundamental Rights

Washington, DC — Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris joined the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) in Milwaukee, emphasizing the role that Democratic Attorneys General have in defending our rights as they have become under assault by the Republican Party.

UPI reported on the conference, writing, “Harris urged those in attendance at the Democratic Attorneys General Association Conference to keep ‘fighting on the front lines to defend our rights,’ as she blasted the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, that guaranteed access to abortion.”

“As attorneys general, you share a fundamental belief in the principles of fairness, equality, and justice.  And every day, you fight for those ideals,” said Harris.

Harris continued, “Your work makes real the promise of America in so many ways and in the lives of so many people. And as I said, that could not be more true than it is today when so much is at stake. At this moment in our nation, some of our most fundamental rights are under assault. As attorneys general, you are fighting on the frontlines to defend our rights.”

“And members of DAGA, you are also, of course, leading the fight to protect the freedom of women to make decisions about their own bodies.”

“So, members of DAGA, today our nation faces many threats to our rights and our freedoms.  And we must stand united to uphold the sacred oath we have each taken to protect the people of our nation; to support and defend these foundational principles that are now at stake; and to build a more just, more safe, and more equitable future for all people.”

See video of remarks here.


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