For Small Business Saturday, Vice President Harris and his family head to DC’s Downtown Holiday Market

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For Small Business Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris took to DC’s Downtown Holiday Market in the afternoon to do some holiday shopping and highlight the vital role of small businesses in the US economy.

For Small Business Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris took to DC’s Downtown Holiday Market in the afternoon to do some holiday shopping and highlight the vital role of small businesses in the US economy.

Accompanied by second gentleman Doug Emhoff, stepson Cole Emhoff and girlfriend Greenley Littlejohn, the second family welcomed local shoppers and stopped at the Downtown Holiday Market near Capital One Arena on F Street, North- west between 7th and 9th streets.

The vice president tweeted photos from her trip later today.

The vice president’s digital strategist also tweeted Harris and his family as they greeted local buyers and other onlookers.

In addition to shops open year-round, the Downtown Holiday Market also hosts stalls for local artisans and independent traders during the holiday season.

You can see a list of vendors at the Downtown Holiday Market here.

Adam Godet, a DC-based carpenter with a stall at the market appreciated Harris’s attention to local businesses.

“The fact that the vice president has the time – that he has the time – to support people in DC was really great,” Godet said. “A lot of people think of DC as a city of bureaucrats, a one-company city. But really, we have an amazing array of artists, creators, and designers doing all kinds of stuff here. “

After walking out of The Capital Candy Jar with large bags of popcorn and other goodies, Harris and her clan hid in the pop-up Mondepice Spices and Tea holiday stand, as well as Terratorie Maps + Goods where she and the first gentleman admired a map of their former hometown of Los Angeles.

“I was obviously very excited,” said Elise Foster, an employee of Terratorie Maps + Goods. “I think it’s really symbolic and it makes a big difference.”

“She bought three of our cards, so we were really excited about it. She has DC, LA where Doug is from, and San Francisco because we don’t have Oakland yet. But we’ll be there right away, Madam Vice-President.

The final stop on the shopping tour was Smell of Love Candles, where she spent time talking to Alejandro, the sixth-grade Fairfax student who opened the shop to raise funds at the college and help those without. -shelter. Harris called Alejandro a “kidpreneur”.

Before leaving the market, Harris said “The past two years have been particularly difficult for our small businesses, but they are part of the fabric the community… The blood of life. It is clear that everyone knows this because they are there to support these [local] leaders.”

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Holiday Market was held in the East Market District. This version also corrects the position of an employee at Terratorie Maps + Goods.

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