Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) congratulates Kamala Harris, who became America’s first female, first black, and first South Asian vice president-elect on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
We encouraged you to let your voice be heard through voting; and you answered the call. At least 161 million Americans voted in the 2020 election, the largest number of voters in a U.S. presidential election in history. As a result, in this critical moment, as we grapple with a pandemic, a recession, racial inequity, and the ever-growing wealth gap, America elected its first female vice president.
This is a proud moment for UFSC, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., of which Kamala Harris is a member, and other like organizations, who have worked vigilantly and tirelessly to create opportunities for women of color.
So many girls, especially girls of color, will be able to look at the new administration and see themselves. My little nieces and little girls in the neighborhood across the country will no longer doubt whether this country is ready for their leadership. America has come a long way and still has a long way to go.
For years, my four sisters and I have kicked, scratched, fought, cried, and pushed past all kinds of barriers that sometimes made us feel like giving up. In those moments, we channeled the power of our mother, our grandmother, and the many other known and unknown African American sheroes who had come before us. They never let their circumstances define them, and they kept moving forward with the faith that there will be a brighter tomorrow. Today is one of those brighter days. I am glad that UFSC, my four sisters, and women of color around the world have lived to see this brighter day. I am confident that together we will keep working to ensure the equitable participation of minorities at all levels of the financial services industry and the world.
Today, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a Superhero.