Kamala Harris just made history as the first Black and Asian-American woman to be elected vice president of the United States of America. CNN called the race (opens in new tab) late Saturday morning, November 7, after declaring Joe Biden the winner of Pennsylvania. It's an incredible moment for our nation, including the millions of young girls who will now see themselves represented in the second-highest office in the land.
Harris released an official statement (opens in new tab) on Twitter tweeting, "This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started."
This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLNNovember 7, 2020
Below, Twitter reacts to Harris' historic moment—including her sister, Maya Harris, her niece, Meena Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff.
So proud of you. ❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Orb1ISe0dUNovember 7, 2020
My 4 year old just yelled “BLACK GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESIDENT!”November 7, 2020
Mommy taught us we could be and do anything. She would be beyond proud today.😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/OZEw6MCPCDNovember 7, 2020
Madame Vice President. @KamalaHarris you make us proud! pic.twitter.com/93T2D013XmNovember 7, 2020
The first woman...The first Black...The first AAPI...Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. pic.twitter.com/UoeqIKETMVNovember 7, 2020
Kamala Harris has made history as the first Black woman to become VP. She is also the first person of South Asian descent to hold the role. She will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government. The future is bright, indeed. #Election2020 #TrailblazerNovember 7, 2020
Can we also just take a moment to recognize HERSTORY being made with @KamalaHarris as the first WOMAN and WOMAN OF COLOR Vice President!!! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/rofRwKJ2gzNovember 7, 2020
We have a woman VP. We have a Black Asian woman VP.Welcome to the history books @KamalaHarris...Madam Vice President.November 7, 2020
Congratulations to @KamalaHarris for becoming the first female and first South Asian Vice President elect . Such an inspiration. 👏🏻👍🏻November 7, 2020
I am thrilled that @JoeBiden is heading to the White House and that @KamalaHarris will be sworn in as our first woman, first Black, and first Asian-American Vice President. I’m looking forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration to help working families.November 7, 2020
Vice president-elect Kamala Harris.November 7, 2020
A Black and Indian-American woman was elected VPOTUS, on her own merits and through the tireless legacy of women like Fannie Lou Hamer & Ella Baker & Shirley Chisholm & Stacey Abrams & LaTosha Brown & hundreds of organizers putting in the work today. And tomorrow.November 7, 2020
We congratulate Joe Biden on becoming President, and particularly Kamala Harris, on becoming the country’s first woman - a Black woman - to serve as Vice President. President Trump must concede. And that means dropping his bogus lawsuits to challenge the results.November 7, 2020
Today marks a HISTORIC achievement for our country. We have the pleasure and HONOR to call @KamalaHarris our MADAM Vice President. She’s the FIRST BLACK woman VP. Let this be a first for diversity, equality and inclusion in America. There’s a bright future ahead! pic.twitter.com/XjQdFreMtxNovember 7, 2020
#MVP https://t.co/NJmCbyNoD7November 7, 2020
If you have a daughter, step-daughter or other little girl in your life, please show her the video of @KamalaHarris being named Vice President-elect.I just did. I wanted her to know this is open to biracial girls like her. She can succeed because of who she is, not despite it. https://t.co/qVJx4W0P0lNovember 7, 2020
First female VP.First Black VP.First South Asian VP.A daughter of immigrants.Ladies and Gentlemen, Vice President Kamala Harris.BOOM.November 7, 2020
Cheers to #bidenharris2020 With this win, Kamala Harris becomes the first woman veep, the first African American veep, AND the first South Asian veep. Not only is this a great victory for all those reasons, but also, Trump’s finally outta the White House. pic.twitter.com/XC4NKjozriNovember 7, 2020
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is making history on so many fronts: the first woman, the first black woman, the first Asian American, the first HBCU graduate, the first AKA and first member of the Divine Nine to be the VP-elect.She's made history again and again and again.November 7, 2020
COME THROUGH FIRST BLACK WOMAN VICE-PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS! ✊🏽🇺🇸💃🏽pic.twitter.com/O7t4JVy0ZNNovember 7, 2020
There’s so much I want to say but for right now I can only YELL YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! #kamalaharris #bidenharris2020 pic.twitter.com/FyETtYznfuNovember 7, 2020
Deeply proud to call @KamalaHarris our next VP — the first woman, first South Asian American, and first Black woman to be elected to the position! We've not only shattered ceilings, but we've constructed a different path for millions of people as they imagine their own futures. pic.twitter.com/07fiTdSXr3November 7, 2020
Congratulations Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris.After 230 years — you shattered two ceilings. A truly historic achievement.November 7, 2020
Thinking about all the brown & black girls who will see themselves in @KamalaHarris and will grow up knowing that they can be anything. #MadamVicePresident pic.twitter.com/QPO9gBHZKyNovember 7, 2020
My 8 year old daughter has noticed we elected @KamalaHarris as VP, it’s impossible to put into words how important this is for all the daughters out there! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ESA9ygITEvNovember 7, 2020
And we have our first female Vice President @KamalaHarris!!!! Take. That. In. What a huge moment ❤️November 7, 2020
WE HAVE A BLACK QUEEN AS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA🤎!!!!!November 7, 2020
In the midst of all this chaos, I wasn’t prepared for the immense significance and emotion of having our FIRST WOMAN VP 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/rsirOLVrYsNovember 7, 2020
A WOMANNovember 7, 2020
Me all weekend!!!! You? Our VP-elect is a Black woman!! WE DID THIS. WE did THIS. Thinking of you RN @repjohnlewis 🌊 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 pic.twitter.com/uNoTUfOixcNovember 7, 2020
We did it, @JoeBiden. pic.twitter.com/oCgeylsjB4November 7, 2020
Rachel Epstein is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. Most recently, she was the Managing Editor at Coveteur, where she oversaw the site’s day-to-day editorial operations. Previously, she was an editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.
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