Vice President Kamala Harris visited North Carolina Monday, traveling to Greensboro and High Point. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper joined her.
Harris spoke at Guilford Tech Community College just before noon to discuss the American Job Plan and the future of the community college.
“We want to bring jobs closer to home,” said Harris, who believes Americans should not need to work more than one job to pay bills and feed their family.
Harris focused on education after high school, affordable child care for working families and rebuilding the country’s water infrastructure.
“Good jobs are what the president and I will create with the American Jobs Plan,” Harris said. A step of this plan will be providing a variety of educational options after high school. These options will differ from a four-year college degree and will require six months “at most” after high school, Harris said. “There isn’t only one path to success.”
The vice president says the plan will also focus on replacing every lead service line in our country’s water infrastructure so families are not drinking contaminated water.
For working parents, the plan will focus on making affordable childcare available.
“Care should be readily available and affordable to working people,” Harris said. “And caregivers should be treated fairly.”