Vice President Harris implores Americans to vote in November to protect the right to choose during a roundtable with Illinois legislators on protecting reproductive rights.
HARRIS: “Justice Clarence Thomas said the quiet part out loud, which is with the Dobbs decision we are also looking at a very high likelihood of a risk to the right to contraception, same-sex marriage. So to that end, we know that this is also an opportunity to build coalition around all people who are directly affected or who care about those who are affected when it comes to these attacks. And again, I thank all of the leaders who are here and my final point will be - elections matter. Elections matter. We have a midterm coming up in 53 days. Who is your Governor matters. Whether they're going to protect these rights and support these rights to freedom and liberty, it matters. Who's your Attorney General matters. Whether they are going to protect and defend the principles ingrained in the Constitution of the United States, that matters. Who your local prosecutor is matters if you are in a place that has, as many are attempting to do, criminalized health care providers and attempting to punish women. So I encourage everyone to exercise your right to express your voice on this issue through your vote in 53 days.”