Vice President Kamala Harris visited Georgia Tech Wednesday to talk about the U.S. economy and other priorities of the Biden Administration.
The capacity crowd inside the Ferst Center for the Arts heard Vice President Harris talk about plans to combat climate change. She said during a discussion on the topic, "this is the planet we've got. It is a precious place. It is a place that we have a responsibility for taking care of."
The Vice President discussed the Administration's actions and investments to tackle the current climate crisis, including clean water and environmental equity. "Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, through the Inflation Reduction Act, we're looking at at least a trillion dollars to hit the streets of America to address some of these issues."
Harris was last in Atlanta on January 11, 2022, when she and President Biden were advocating for federal voting rights legislation. Biden recently returned to Atlanta last month, delivering a speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church on what would have been the 94th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Harris' visit to Atlanta Wednesday came a day after President Biden's State of the Union address to Congress.
Stacy Abrams was in attendance at the panel discussion featuring Harris. The former two-time Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia telling reporters that the fact that Harris visited Georgia so soon after the State of the Union speech shows that Democrats believe the state is in play ahead of the upcoming elections.