Medicare for everyone – Harris believes healthcare is a right for all and backed a 2017 bill by fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders which calls for universal health care, including the possible phasing out of private health insurance.
Criminal justice reform – The former prosecutor believes, for example, too many people are currently being imprisoned for minor crimes and minorities are often subjected to those punishments.
Debt free college – Harris calls it “a priority” and proposes overhaul of the system whichoften leaves graduates stuck in student loan debt.
Tax relief– She has proposed a “Lift Act”, which Harris says will give persons making less than $100,000 a year a $6,000 annual tax credit - $500 a month. “We have to correct the course,” Harris says, referring to the current tax system that benefits the extremely wealthy.
Gun control – Harris supports policies like background checks for potential gun owners. “We have got to have smart gun safety laws,” she says.
Immigration reform – The senator, for example, supports “Dreamers” and the right for immigrants to have a path to U.S. citizenship.
Troop withdrawal – Harris wants American military to return home from foreign lands “immediately,” but stresses “in a smart way.”
Addressing climate change – She says it’s “an existential threat to us” and “our planet is at great risk.”
Separation of children from parents at the U.S. border – Harris has blasted as “inhumane” the current policy, which the administration of President Donald Trump says acts as a deterrent to illegal immigration.
Death penalty – The senator says she’s “personally” against the policy.
Barriers– Harris vows to vote against any spending for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Wealth inequality – Harris says it’s “unconscionable” that people holding full time jobs cannot afford rent.