Entertainment Victory of Kamala Harris Celebrated in ‘America United: An Inauguration Welcome’

04:15  17 january  2021
04:15  17 january  2021 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Read the transcript of Kamala Harris ’s victory speech in Wilmington, Del. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris hailed a breakthrough moment for black women in You chose Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America . And Joe is a healer, a uniter, a tested and steady hand, a person

'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.'.

Ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee hosted a virtual welcome event on Saturday to honor America’s history and the incoming administration.

Hollywood personalities including Whoopi Goldberg and Darren Criss appeared in the livestream, which opened with a musical number from the resistance revival chorus. Girl scouts followed by doing the pledge of allegiance.

First generation Mexican American Cristela Alonzo introduced the event, noting that she is a daughter of immigrants, with Spanish as her first language. “This is the beginning of the next chapter in our country,” she said. “Remember, change is possible. We proved that this past November.”

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Among the guests, many of them from Latino advocacy and civil rights organizations, was Deb Haaland, former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico; and Claudette White, who shared a traditional tribal song. The overarching theme was the celebration of Joe Biden and the election of Kamala Harris to vice president — the first woman, Black woman and first woman of South Asian descent in the role — which was labeled a victory.

Janet Murguia talked about how multi-ethnic democracy requires leadership, and that the best days of this country are ahead of us. “Women of color are leading the way and saying, ‘it’s our time,’ she said, referencing the tireless work of Stacey Abrams. She also cited the background of Harris, who is the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, noting that it was similar to her own story. Atypical actor Nik Dodani declared, “It’s finally a new year, which means it’s finally time for a new president.”

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The Biden/ Harris Presidential Inaugural Committee announced additional programming in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 20. On Saturday, January 16 is America United : An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating

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Later in the event, a number of people in the American workforce were interviewed about their allegiance to Biden and Harris, among them an industrial mechanic and laundress.  “He cares about people, and that’s the person we need in office,” said one individual.

Whoopi Goldberg appeared in the livestream and shared how excited she is to usher in a “new era” for our country.”We should feel optimistic for a very important reason,” the actor said, adding that reason being her trust in Biden and Harris to lead us through “whatever we’re going to be facing.” Glee and Hollywood star Darren Criss spoke of how he was a junior in high school when Harris was elected as a district attorney. “It is an absolutely privilege and honor to be performing for these two incredible people as they make history.”

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms noted that this inauguration is happening amid a national crisis, making it a moment for “reflection” and “vast promise” toward a brighter future. “Joe and Kamala are the right leaders for this moment,” she said, adding that this new administration will ensure that all Americans have a seat at the table and have their voices heard.

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This photo shows a home where Kamala Harris ' great-uncle, Newton Harris lived Economist Donald Harris was raised in Orange Hill and emigrated to the United States, where he married Indian In South Florida, members of the 300,000-strong Jamaican- American community celebrated just as

Harris will be the first Indian American , the first African American , and the first female vice president in U.S. history after her inauguration in January. Residents of a village in southern India from which some of Kamala Harris 's family hails celebrated the vice president-elect's victory today (November

“Let’s all resolve to join in that journey of renewal,” said Bottoms. “I’m so happy and so relieved that this day has come.”

The last guest of the event was Harris herself, who emphasized the fact that while she may be the first woman to serve as vice president, she will not be the last. Harris said that she “stands on the shoulders” of the generations of Americans who struggled in the years before her to open up opportunities in this country, and encouraged children to see themselves as “future leaders.”

“It is the honor of my life to be your next vice president,” Harris concluded.

America United: An Inauguration Welcome was streamed live via the Presidential Inaugural Committee social media pages.

Looking ahead to Jan. 20, Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at the Biden-Harris inauguration in Washington, D.C., while Jennifer Lopez is also set to perform.

Concluding the day’s events, Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime special Celebrating America, with remarks from Biden and Harris and performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and more.

The special airs from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, while also streaming on PIC’s YouTube and social media channels.

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