During her time as California's attorney general, during the worst of the economic downturn, she found herself in a battle with the biggest mortgage bankers.
Harris invoked the speech that Robert F. Kennedy gave in 1968 when he announced that he would challenge President Lyndon B. Johnson, noting that Kennedy said "at stake is not simply the leadership of our party and even our country, it is our right to moral leadership of this planet".
"So I did not oppose the bill", she replied.
Harris' campaign is filled with historic possibility.
Harris responded by defending her record. She vowed on Sunday to fight for the "largest middle class tax cut in a generation".
Morgan, a longtime Democratic fundraiser who considered a run for governor himself before becoming an independent, said that the origins of his firm's famous phrase is simple: "I stole it from Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence".
Harris's launch has drawn heavily on symbolism.More news: Fruit recalled nationwide over listeria fears
Shortly after announcing her candidacy on Martin Luther King Jr.
Senator Kamala Harris holds a rally to launch her 2020 presidential campaign in her hometown of Oakland, California, U.S., January 27, 2019.
"If Kamala Harris wants people who care about dismantling mass incarceration and correcting miscarriages of justice to vote for her she needs to radically break with her past", wrote Prof Bazleoni.
Harris never named President Donald Trump in her address but made obvious nods to his policy. When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he picked the site for his first Bay Area campaign event.
Harris' campaign is expected to highlight her career as a prosecutor as part of her rationale for seeking the presidency. Harris was asked, "You're an African-American woman, but you are also Indian American".
"Fighting for the people meant fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault", Harris said, in one of multiple references to the #MeToo movement in her speech, "a fight not just against predators but a fight against silence and stigma".
However, the report does state that "the effect of human-induced climate change is combined with natural variations and can compound or inhibit the realized severity of any given extreme weather event", and that "both anthropogenic climate change and the legacy of land use/management have an influence on USA wildfires and are subtly and inextricably intertwined".More news: 5 officers wounded in Houston shooting
Harris allegedly had an extramarital affair with San Francisco's former mayor - Willie Brown - over 20-years ago. I will lead with integrity.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) gushed over another entrant into the 2020 Democratic field in a new interview, saying Sen. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) endorsed his twin brother, former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.
Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bernie Sanders of Vermont may also run.
Harris will appear at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa at 9pm local time, with the state the first to vote in the nominating process.
But Harris' early and energetic entry into the race has given her a leg up.
Harris laid out what looks like a catchphrase marking her campaign: "Speak truth".More news: Moon discovery: Ancient 4-billion-year-old relic found on lunar surface