DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is taking his call for social justice to Iowa, where he plans to visit with African-American leaders on his first trip to the early 2020 caucus state as a Democratic presidential candidate.

Booker is using rhetoric reminiscent of the civil rights movement to distinguish himself early in the 2020 race. And although Iowa is a vastly white state, the sentiment echoes within the state's Democratic base.

During his two-day trip beginning Friday, Booker is also scheduled to campaign at a Mason City church known for its support of same-sex marriages. He is also scheduled to make stops in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Marshalltown and Des Moines.

Booker announced his candidacy last week.

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