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Past Event

Keep the Seat: Who Should Succeed Senator Kamala Harris?

Due to an illness, this program has been postponed.

When Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris assumes her new office in January, she will leave a safe Democratic U.S. Senate seat in one of the bluest states in the country. The parlor game has begun of trying to figure out who Governor Gavin Newsom will appoint to replace Harris in the Senate. Should he choose a woman? Man? Asian-American? African-American? Latinx? European-American? LGBTQ? Rich? Poor?

Join us for a conversation with representatives of the new "Keep the Seat" movement, who hope to influence the governor to replace Harris with another female African-American. They emphasize the need for diversity in our nation's leaders, pointing to the deficit in the representation of women and African-Americans in the U.S. Senate.


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Main photo by Gage Skidmore.

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November 24, 2020

United States

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Kimberly Ellis
Former Executive Director, Emerge California
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Shirley Weber
California Assemblymember (District 79, San Diego) Additional Panelist TBA
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Carolyn Wysinger
Host, "The C-Dubb Show" Podcast; Writer; Activist; President, San Francisco Pride—Moderator

3–4 p.m. (Pacific Time) program