The first elected vice president of the United States, according to media projections, Kamala Harris, has assured this Saturday in her speech thanking the voters that she will be “the first woman in office, but not the last.”
Harris has 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 job in the country.
She has also addressed the younger women, whom she thanked for going to the polls, and the girls to whom she recommended “dream with ambition and lead with conviction.”
The vice president-elect began her speech by quoting the historic 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 she”.
For Harris, “the soul of the United States” was at stake in these elections, which pitted the Democratic team formed by her and Joe Biden against the Republican who already occupied the White House made up of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
“For four years, you demonstrated for equality and justice, for our lives and for our planet. And then you voted and sent a clear message: you chose hope, decency and truth,” Harris told his voters, whom he thanked. the votes and the work during the campaign.
Harris has thanked Biden for showing the “audacity” to choose a woman to accompany her in her presidential race and “break down the barriers of the country” and has assured that she will serve the president as she did with Obama between 2008 and 2016.
“Today the real work begins,” she concluded before giving way to her partner on the ballot and president-elect, Joe Biden.