Vice President Kamala Harris will speak at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, a White House official said, marking an opportunity to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade with one of the Democratic Party’s key constituencies — Black women.
In New Orleans, Harris will participate in a fireside conversation with actress Keke Palmer to discuss some of the “most critical issues facing Black women, including the implications for the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe,” said the White House official previewing Harris’ schedule first to CNN. Harris will also meet privately with reproductive rights activists while in New Orleans, the official said.