Kamala Harris speaks during a No on the Recall campaign event with California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) at IBEW-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in San Leandro, California.
UPDATED 3:22 PM PT – Friday, September 10, 2021
Some Afghan-Americans have pleaded for Kamala Harris to hear them out. On Wednesday, Willy Moosayer protested with many others outside California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) “anti-recall rally.”
Moosayer, the son of Afghan immigrants, explained he was there to voice support for the recall and deliver a message to Harris as the Biden administration said it was still working to get U.S. citizens out of Afghanistan. He added voters expected a lot more from the country’s first female vice president as they were there to support her during her campaign.
Moosayer went on to warn, “the Afghan people are watching her.”
“We are here to protest to Kamala Harris, who has not spoken about the situation in Afghanistan, where there is an actual humanitarian crisis and a genocide happening in the Panjshir Valley,” Moosayar explained. “We are trying to stand and resist against the Taliban who are taking away women’s rights, education. It’s basically a humanitarian crisis, where they are taking away resources from the Afghan people.”
Moosayar said immigrants were beginning to feel guilty because of the tragedies in Afghanistan and added all he can do to help his people at the moment is protest.