2023 writers' strike

Kamala Harris Reportedly Exits MTV Event in Support of Writers’ Strike

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Following President Joe Biden’s support for the WGA writers’ strike last night, Vice-President Kamala Harris is following suit. Harris was scheduled to appear at an MTV event for Mental Health Action Day at Cal State Dominguez Hills next week on May 18, an event held to encourage young people to seek out mental-health resources. However, according to the LA Times, the vice-president is no longer attending the event to avoid crossing the picket lines as it is spearheaded by MTV. An unannounced celebrity guest is also expected to appear, but it is currently unknown if they will attend or if the action day will still happen — the student events calendar doesn’t have it scheduled. This could be the second event affected by the strike after the MTV Movie and TV Awards lost its host and switched to a clips-based program last weekend. Vulture has reached out to Cal State Dominguez Hills and MTV for comment.

Reportedly Exits MTV Event to Support Writers’ Strike