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Vice President Harris to visit SC HBCU to talk voter registration day, mental health

State - 9/19/2022

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Orangeburg Tuesday to mark National Voter Registration Day ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, the White House announced.

She will be joined by U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for the visit to South Carolina State University, an historically Black university, the Charleston Post and Courier reported.

Harris’ visit to the early presidential primary state comes after President Joe Biden told 60 Minutes in an interview that aired Sunday that even though he intends to run for reelection in 2024 he has not made a firm decision yet.

During her visit, Harris will speakwith students about mental health and other issues important to young Americans.

The Biden administration recently announced the forgiveness of up to $20,000 in student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients. Non-Pell grant recipients can have up to $10,000 of student loan debt forgiven.

This is Harris’ third visit to South Carolina since becoming vice president. She visited Greenville last year to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and was in Columbia in June to speak at the South Carolina Democratic Party Blue Palmetto Dinner.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, who graduated from S.C. State, will not join Harris because of the House schedule this week, his office said.

Democrats are hoping to retain control of Congress in the upcoming midterms, however, parties in control of the White House historically have lost seats in midterm elections.

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