WE THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN! Words cannot even express the amount of joy, pride, and relief I feel right now... President-Elect Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is elected 46th President of the United States! Madam Vice President-Elect Kamala Devi Harris, the first woman, the first Black woman, the first South Asian woman, the first HBCU grad, the first member of the Divine Nine representing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated just made HERSTORY!
America is beyond ready for real leadership. After a tumultuous, unprecedented year with the continuous spread of coronavirus, the racial reckoning after the murder of George Floyd, and the stark divisiveness of our democracy, THIS is what we need.
Four days after election night, Pennsylvania put Joe Biden over the top to secure the presidency! Votes are still being counted in Georgia, and Joe is also leading there. And it's all because of THEE Stacey Abrams. After the governor race was stolen from her through voter suppression in 2018, a state a Democratic president hasn't won since 1992 with former President Bill Clinton, she galvanized, strategized, and turned the state blue through her massive voter registration drives. Other Black women who were also influential in helping to flip Georgia are Nse Ufot, Helen Butler, Tamieka Atkins, and Deborah Scott.
Yes, the Democratic Party owes Black women a *hefty* debt of gratitude and respect! Joe Biden broke Barack Obama's record for most votes in a presidential election with more than 75 MILLION votes... so far. Barack Obama received about 69.5 million votes in 2008.
I honestly never thought I'd see the day, that in the span of 12 years we would elect our first Black President and first Black Vice President to the White House. As a Black woman who went to an HBCU, received two degrees and pledged Delta, REPRESENTATION MATTERS! There is so much I want to say, but I'll leave you with this... dream big, work hard, believe in yourself, have faith, don't give up, and never let ANYONE tell you what you can't do!
And wear a mask!!!