Hope Restored

Blog / November 9, 2020

Kamala Harris will become the first woman Vice President

We did it!! What an amazing moment. Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States, winning the most votes for a ticket in our nation’s history and leading in the popular vote by more than four million votes. We have made history, by electing the first Black, South Asian, and woman Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris. Together, through education, outreach, phone calls, and hard work, we have Grabbed Trump by the Ballot and won a monumental victory to restore democracy and the values of equality and justice for all people.

There is no question that this week has been difficult, as we faced more uncertainty in a year of uncertainty and struggle. But there is an undeniable truth: our core values remain steadfast as do those of the more than 75 million Americans who cast their votes for democracy, justice, science, facts, and dignity. In the past four years, we have elected record numbers of women to Congress and local offices; we have built up a new reserve of energy and political engagement; and we have never stopped fighting for justice. It is women – it is Black women and women of color – who have paved the way forward. If these four years have taught us anything, it’s that we all have power in our own lives and communities and families. Political power starts and ends with each one of us.

Take a victory lap! Celebrate with those you love. You deserve it. We look forward to continuing to win with you – a brighter feminist future, one that focuses on everyone. We are energized to continue finding solutions for women and families — from access to abortion, affordable healthcare, and quality childcare to securing living wages and fair pay to ending violence and discrimination. This is the work the National Organization for Women has been doing for more than fifty years, and what we will continue to do, no matter what. Next up in New York City, we’ll be shaping the debate in city elections and making sure women’s voices are front and center on the issues affecting our communities. We hope to see you soon!