Kamala Harris, as first woman elected VP, says she ‘won’t be the last’

Kamala Harris, as first woman elected VP, says she 'won't be the last'
Kamala Harris becomes first woman elected VP.
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Daily US Times: Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first woman of color to be elected as Vice President-elect. In her first victory speech in Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, she recognized the long battle women had faced for the right to vote and to break into the highest ranks of American politics — and said that “every little girl watching” across the country now knows they can do so, too.

In her speech, Harris also thanked Black women, saying they are “too often overlooked, but so often prove that they are the backbone of our democracy.”

Kamala Harris added: “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”

“And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way,” she said.

A history-making figure as the first Black person, the first South Asian and the first woman elected vice president, Harris began her speech with a nod to Georgia Representative John Lewis, the civil rights icon who died July year.

Kamala Harris was the fourth woman to appear on a major political party’s presidential ticket, following Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, Republican No. 2 Sarah Palin in 2008 and Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. She is the first to win.

In her speech, Harris also expressed her gratitude to the President-elect Biden and his family, thanking the President-elect and his wife, Jill Biden, “for welcoming our family into theirs on this incredible journey.”

She also mentioned Joe Biden’s late son Beau Biden, who Harris first got to know when they were state attorneys general.

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