Husband of Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff makes two campaign stops in North Omaha

Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 19:11:51-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Doug Emhoff, husband of Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Kamala Harris made two stops in North Omaha on Friday.

He first stopped at Charles B. Washington Library and spoke about the importance of young people voting in this particular election. He says he's spoken to young people and first-time voters across the country who want change.

"We all know that young people in this country not only are ready for change but they need change and you’re going to get that in a Biden Harris administration," Emhoff says. "All across America, young people are leading the way on issues that are going to shape our future, like college affordability, access to healthcare, stopping gun violence, fighting hate and discrimination in all of its ugly forms."

Emhoff then helped first-time voter and Omaha native, Che'Marquis Pinkney cast his ballot.

Pinkney said he was excited to vote for the first time for Joe Biden and Harris because they have detailed plans regarding the issues that are important to him such as police reform and healthcare for all.

Emhoff then made his way to 24th and Lake Streets where cars were parked for a drive-in rally where Kara Eastman and other community members spoke as well.

"Joe and Kamala, you know are committed to rooting out systemic racism that purveys our workplaces, our banks, our government programs, so black entrepreneurs, students, families, will get a fair shot at living the American dream and lifting up their communities," Emhoff said.

Rally attendees showed their support with signs, car decorations and a lot of horn honking. Carrie Schaffart said she's voting for Biden and Harris because of climate change.

"I have children, want them to have a future, if you have children you need to become a climate sense voter and that’s Joe and Kamala," Schaffart said.

At both events, Emhoff and other officials urged people to cast their vote early instead of waiting until November 3.