Vice President Kamala Harris comes to Boston, Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday


BOSTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Massachusetts for two visits on Thursday.

Harris will meet with state legislators and local leaders in a roundtable on abortion rights in Dorchester at around 1 p.m.

After the meeting, she goes to Martha’s Vineyard for a Democratic National Committee financial event.

This will be Harris’ first visit to Massachusetts as vice president.

President Joe Biden came to Somerset last month. He held an event at the Brayton Point Power Station on July 20 to announce new actions on climate change and then tested positive for COVID the next day.

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Harris’s visit comes as the Biden administration takes more steps to protect access to abortions.

The vice president has said she has a “deep sense of outrage” over the Supreme Court’s withdrawal of Roe v. Wade. Her visit is part of a national tour on reproductive rights.

Protests erupted in Boston after the decision. In July, Governor Charlie Baker signed an invoice protection of abortion and reproductive rights.

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