THANK YOU, WOMEN!
The 2020 election was a watershed year for women. So far, women candidates have acquired 134 congressional seats including 102 Democrats and 32 Republicans, which is a record.
The number of women in Congress has steadily climbed since 1981 when just 17 women served in both the House and Senate. In the 2018 midterms, an impressive 127 women were elected.
On January 20, 2021, Sen. Kamala Harris will raise her right hand and take the Vice Presidential Oath of Office, shattering yet another glass ceiling in America becoming the first Black and South Asian female to assume the office of Vice President of the United States of America. The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the Presidency and Vice Presidency is yet another reminder of what is feasible in The United States of America. Notwithstanding your political ideology, it is undeniable that Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s election is a victory for ALL women, especially young women of color who finally see themselves represented in the upper echelons of the federal government.
Women had a major role to play in contributing to this wondrous election. Scores of women phone banked, organized, held Zoom meetings on the importance of voting, became poll workers, and most important — — you voted!
Now, as we begin the difficult task of uniting our country, we must stay engaged in the issues that affect our neighborhoods and communities.
We must continue to call out injustice in whatever form it manifests itself.
We must continue to hold our elected leaders accountable while in office.
And finally, we must continue Jesus’ call to serve those that are living on the margins.