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US elections: Kamala Harris meets Blake family to kick off Wisconsin visit

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Read more about US elections: Kamala Harris meets Blake family to kick off Wisconsin visit on Business Standard. Kamala Harris met with the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her visit to the critical swing state
Democratic vice presidential nominee met Monday with the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her visit to the critical swing state, where Vice President Mike Pence was also visiting as the presidential race enters its final phase. Harris gathered with Jacob Blake’s father, two sisters and members of his legal team at a private airport in Milwaukee while Blake’s mother and attorney Ben Crump joined by phone. Blake was not part of the conversation, according to a list of attendees released by the campaign. Joe Biden met with the family last week during a visit to Kenosha, the city where police shot Blake. The meeting kicked off a packed day of Labor Day campaign events, with Harris scheduled to meet with IBEW union workers and Black business owners in Milwaukee, while Pence will tour an energy facility in La Crosse. Biden, meanwhile, is collecting a trio of endorsements from organized labour as he heads to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for an AFL-CIO virtual town hall with union President Richard Trumka. President Donald Trump planned an afternoon news conference from the White House. Harris’ morning meeting with Blake’s family again underscored the two campaigns’ differing approaches to addressing police shootings of Black men and women and the resulting protests, including some that have been violent.

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