2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina

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November 18, 2019 - 6:00 am

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., smiles during a presidential forum at the California Democratic Party's convention Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamala (KAH’-mah-lah) Harris is holding several events focusing on the voting demographic most sought after in South Carolina’s crucial Democratic primary: black women.

Harris’ campaign says the group Higher Heights is teaming up with black female organizers and volunteers to canvass and phone bank for the California senator in South Carolina on Saturday.

The group is the country's largest online political organization aimed at electing black women. This month it endorsed Harris, the only black woman in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Harris also is planning to be in Columbia for a town hall her campaign says will focus on issues specifically critical to black women, including equal pay, maternal health and investments in historically black educational institutions.

Harris is languishing in many polls and has lagged with black voters.