Harris: “Black Women Are the Backbone of Our Democracy”

(Saturday, November 7, 2020) – Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris delivered her victory speech moments ago from Wilmington, Delaware.  Thanking voters, supporters, and poll workers; Senator Harris spoke about the real work ahead.

“You ushered in a new day for America.  Thank you for bringing more people than ever before into the democratic process.  You delivered a clear message.  You chose hope and unity, decency, science, and yes truth.  You chose Joe Biden as the next president of the United States,” said Harris.

To the woman most responsible for my presence here today, my mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris who is always in our hearts.  When she came here from India at the age of 19, she didn’t quite imagine this moment, but she believed so deeply in America where a moment like this is possible.”

Harris made her remarks just before introducing President-Elect Joe Biden.  In the crowd, smiling faces of Black, Asian, Latina, Native American, and White women.  Harris said women have paved the way for the moment tonight.  “Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality, liberty and justice for all.”

Harris made a special point to shout-out Black women.  Many polls show it was Black women voters who helped to usher the Biden-Harris ticket to victory. “Black women are too often overlooked, but so often prove, they are the backbone of our democracy.”