Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris speaks in Cleveland at Democratic party dinner

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CLEVELAND -- Presidential candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris is speaking Sunday night at the Cuyahoga County Democratic party Annual Dinner.

The dinner was  held at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel beginning at 5 p.m.

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chairwoman, Shontel Brown, welcomed Harris to the stage.

“We must speak the truth that the vast majority of us have so much more in common than separates us and we must speak that truth and know it to be true... I believe we must hold on to that as we march toward 2020," Harris said at the sold-out event.

Harris is one of 19 Democrats who have announced they are running for the presidency.

Harris declared her candidacy on January 21 in a video posted to Twitter.

According to her website, Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016.  She is the first African American and first woman to serve as Attorney General of the state of California.  She also claims she's a lifelong public safety and civil rights leader.

As a senator she reportedly introduced or co-sponsored legislation to provide tax cuts for the middle class, address rent costs, raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, make higher education tuition-free for the vast majority of Americans, reform the cash bail system, protect the legal rights of refugees and immigrants, and expand access to affordable, quality health care with Medicare for All.

You can read more about Kamala Harris on her campaign website, here.

More on the 2020 race, here.

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