United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was responsible for introducing Joe Biden’s first speech after being elected. Kamala appeared dressed entirely in white, a symbol of the peace preached by the ticket and the American suffragette movement. The color was also used by Democratic women during action against President Donald Trump.
The vice’s speech was guided by the defense of democracy and feminism.” Because every little girl in that country is seeing today that this is a country of possibilities,” said Kamala of the importance of representation. In reference to John Lewis, leader of the American civil rights and political movement, Kamala quoted: “Democracy is not a state, it is an act.” Then she said that democracy will only be alive as long as society wants to fight for it.
Kamala thanked the voters and the Americans for saving democracy. “When our own democracy was at the polls in this election, with America’s very soul at stake and the world watching, you started a new day for America,” he thanked. In a strong message against Trump’s policy, she stated: “You voted and sent a clear message. They chose hope, unity, decency, science, and, yes, the truth.
The vice president also made a strong speech about female representation. Kamala was shown to understand her role as the first black woman to be vice president of the USA. “Although I am the first woman, I will not be the last,” he said. “For children, no matter their gender, their country has sent a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction. See yourself in ways that others don’t see you. ” Then she emphasized the importance of black women and called them “the backbone of American democracy”. “All the women who fought and protected the right to vote: tonight I reflect on their struggle. And I get up on your shoulders, ”he recalled.