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Kamala Harris Visits Campus

Vice President is joined by Rep. Sherrill, Gov. Murphy at Ben Samuels Children’s Center

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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks from the Ben Samuels Children's Center
Vice President Kamala Harris presided over a roundtable discussion at the Ben Samuels Children's Center.

Vice President Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Governor Phil Murphy visited the Ben Samuels Children’s Center on the Montclair State University campus on Friday, October 8 to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care.

The group spent time with children in two classrooms and held a roundtable discussion with educators as part of their midday visit, which was open only to the news media, including representatives from the University’s student media organizations.

“A lot of the work that we are doing right now – it’s work that the Governor has been doing his entire career, the Congresswoman is leading in the United States Congress – is the work of recognizing the significance of supporting our parents, supporting our children, and understanding that it is about an investment in our collective future,” Harris said during the discussion.

Click here to view The Montclarion’s coverage of Vice President Harris’s visit to campus.

Click here to view News Lab’s coverage.

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Guests at the Vice Presdient's visit
Student journalists Bernice Ndegwa ’23, Samantha Nungesser ’22 and Yazemin Yilmaz ’24 from The Montclarion, WMSC and News Lab had the opportunity to sit in and record the roundtable discussion.
Student journalist looking up into viewfinder on tripod-mounted camera
Vice President Kamala Harris behind lectern
Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris behind lectern responding to question
From left: Shantè Palmer ’12, Governor Phil Murphy, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill engaging in a roundtable discussion as part of their visit to the Ben Samuels Children’s Center.
Vice President Kamala Harris behind lectern

Photos by University Photographer Mike Peters.