Joe Biden’s running mate thanked women fighting for their rights and cited historic civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis.
The first elected vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, assured on Saturday night that she will be “the first woman in the position, but not the last”, after the triumph of Democrat Joe Biden over current president Donald Trump was known .
Harris thanked the women who fought for her rights and the vote before her and paved the way for her to become the first woman to hold the second-highest position in the country.
He also addressed the younger women, whom he thanked for going to the polls, and the girls to whom he recommended “dream with ambition and lead with conviction”.
The vice president-elect began her speech by quoting the long-time civil rights activist and US congressman, John Lewis, who died this year: “Democracy is not a state, it is an act, it is only strong because of the will that exists to fight for it.”
For Harris, “the soul of the United States” was at stake in these elections, who pitted the Democratic team formed by her and Joe Biden against the Republican who already occupied the White House composed of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
“For four years they demonstrated for equality and justice, for our lives and for our planet. And then they voted and sent a clear message: they chose hope, decency and truth“Harris told his voters, whom he thanked for their votes and hard work during the campaign.
Harris also had words of praise for Biden for having shown the “audacity” to choose a woman to accompany him in his presidential race and “break down the barriers of the country.” He assured that he will serve the president as he did with Barack Obama between 2008 and 2016.
“Today the real work begins”he concluded before giving way to his fellow ballot partner and president-elect, Joe Biden.
Harris, the first generation of Americans, the daughter of a Jamaican and an Indian, is the face of the profound demographic change that the United States has been going through since the middle of the 20th century to this part.
Received as an attorney in 1989, she joined the Alameda County, California, District Attorney’s Office in 1991. In 2003, she became the San Francisco District Attorney, and in 2011, the California State Attorney General.
In 2017, he ran for Senator from California, and won. In 2019, he participated in the Democratic primary elections, but dropped out last December after his career failed to arouse support or significant enthusiasm. Until in March 2020 he publicly joined Biden’s candidacy.