Biden-Harris campaign holds phone bank encouraging Black Virginians to vote early

Posted at 11:22 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 23:22:26-04

This weekend, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris's niece is getting the word out to vote in Virginia.

Sunday, Meena Harris hosted a Virginia African Americans for Biden-Harris phone bank.

Organizers said the event was to encourage Black Virginians to vote early and ensure they know they have many options this year when casting their ballot.

At the virtual event, Harris talked about early voting in the commonwealth that started on Friday and high turnouts seen already around the state.

"You in Virginia are setting that precedent for the rest of the country," Harris said during the event. "You're showing us what's possible and what it looks like when people show up and exercise their right to vote."

Harris emphasized Virginia voters being able to cast their ballot early in-person at their registrar's office between now and October 31.

She said it's important to make sure voters, their family and friends plan ahead on how to vote.