Vice President Kamala Harris cut short a stay at her Brentwood home on Saturday to fly to New Orleans for a 30-minute “fireside chat” at the Essence Festival of Culture and was on her way to Los Angeles.
Harris’ conversation with actress Keke Palmer included highlighting the increased child tax credit that was part of the coronavirus relief bill signed into law by President Joe Biden in March 2021 and Labor young activists leading the civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter and environmental causes. She also urged young people to make their voices heard, especially in their own communities.
Air Force 2 departed Los Angeles International Airport at 9:18 a.m. Saturday with Harris on board bound for Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, arriving at 12:48 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Air Force 2 departed New Orleans at 4:14 p.m. PDT.
The vice president had been at her home in Brentwood since Thursday night after speaking at two Democratic National Committee fundraisers in the San Francisco area, but held no public events. She has no public events scheduled for Sunday or Monday.
Harris is scheduled to speak in Chicago on Tuesday at the National Education Association’s 2022 annual meeting and representative assembly.