ATLANTA — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is returning to Atlanta Tuesday in her first of what will likely be many visits to Georgia this election year.
According to the White House, the VP will meet with community leaders on protecting voting rights “and other hard-fought, hard-won freedoms.” She is expected to visit a private community area in a busy portion of northwest Atlanta.
People should brace for traffic disruptions and crowds. Here’s what to know about her visit.
When will Vice President Kamala Harris arrive in Atlanta?
Harris will be visiting Tuesday and arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
It’s unclear what time she is arriving, but her motorcade will have to make its way from the world’s busiest airport to Atlanta’s tourist district.
She is expected to speak at The Gathering Spot, which is not far from Georgia Tech or Atlanta’s Trap Museum. It’s also about a mile away from the Georgia Aquarium, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the World of Coca-Cola in Downtown Atlanta.
Traffic conditions for VP Harris’ visit
Street closures around The Gathering Spot have not been announced, but people can expect backups along Interstate 85 during the vice president’s visit. Drivers should anticipate downtown traffic to be more congested than usual.
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What will VP Harris speak about in Atlanta?
During a presidential election year, and with her name up for reelection, Harris will visit The Gathering Spot to convene with community leaders “protecting voting rights.” It’s anticipated that she will discuss voting rights not long after Georgia’s newly re-drawn congressional and state district maps and right after the state kicked off a new legislative session.
How many times has Harris visited Georgia?
This will be the vice president’s 10th trip to Georgia since being sworn in and her first trip in 2024.
Last month, she attended the Celebration Bowl, an annual national championship football game that celebrates Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to watch her alma mater, Howard University, compete.