Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in Reading

Sep. 19—Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Reading Area Community College Tuesday as part of her "Fight for Our Freedoms College Tour."

Her plane arrived at Reading Regional Airport at 11:43 a.m. Harris, wearing a black pant suit and black high heels, disembarked at 11:53 a.m., greeted by Reading Mayor Eddie Moran. After a short chat and a quick wave to the press, she entered her vehicle and the motorcade began moving at 11:57 a.m.

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Harris visited RACC to participate in a moderated afternoon discussion in the Miller Center for the Arts.

She spent about 30 minutes on stage, where she stressed the importance of voting. She spoke in a down-to-earth tone, telling the students that elections matter and that issues like voting rights, the environment and women's reproductive rights are on the ballot. She told the crowd that Americans have more in common with each other than they do differences, saying "Our diversity is our strength, our unity is our power. "

Further updates from her visit will be posted as they become available.

The monthlong tour began last week and is scheduled to involve around a dozen schools in at least seven states.

The vice president's office describes it as an effort to bring students together to support the Biden administration's positions on reproductive freedom, gun safety laws, climate change, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality and education. She will also being encouraging them to vote.

Harris' staff says the visits present an opportunity to highlight the adminstration's accomplishments, outline the work ahead and hear directly from students.