Grand Bassa County Senator, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence has hailed the induction of Kamala Harris, first female Vice President of the United States, as a big inspiration for women everywhere.
On yesterday, January 20, 2021, the United States of America (USA) saw the historic induction of the female Vice President Kamala Harris into office with President Joe Biden to head the nation’s governmental affairs for the next four years.
In a message posted on her Facebook Page, Senator Lawrence said: “America is a world’s super power. It’s politics and political leadership have been dominated by men. Kamala’s historic win represents not only a statement for the moment but a sea change in possibility for women political leadershiip globally.”
United States is a champion for political and social sermons on gender equality, but it still has some difficulties in giving women the leverage with men in political participation. However, the induction of Madam Harris has given hope to young women around the world that there is still a space for women’s political participation.
America has had 48 all-male vice presidents but the 2020 presidential elections brought a different dynamic with a female this time ascending to the nation’s second highest position.
Expressing her expectation, Senator Lawrence said they look forward to an agenda that will champion the rights of women globally in national decision-making, social justice, equality and equity.
“Surely, Kamala’s election can only inspire more women leadership bringing out the added values the world needs to more fully respond to the threats we face, and to make our world a safer and better place for all,” she lauded.
Madam Harris shortly before the induction ceremony twitted that her inauguration is because of the women that came ahead of her.
“I’m here today because of the women who came before me,” she captioned a short video.
The former senator of California also twitted shortly after the inauguration that she is ready to serve the people of the United States.
Jeffery Stonecash, an expert on political parties in the USA, told journalists during a zoom meeting on “Elections 2020: Virtual Reporting Tour (VRT)”, that the USA has undergone gender gap development in the last 30 years.
He said women in the just ended election were going to play a very crucial role because Trump alienated a lot of women with his behavioral style, his language, his harshness, and his crassness.
Biden Promises to Rewrite America’s History
President Joe Biden during his inaugural address promised to rewrite an American story of hope, not fear, of unity not division, of light not darkness; a story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness.
He said “May this be the story that guides us, the story that inspires us and the story that tells ages yet to come that we answered the call of history, we met the moment, democracy and hope, truth and justice did not die on our watch, but thrived.”
President Biden said his administration will ensure America secured liberty at home and stood once again as a beacon to the world, adding that “This is what we owe our forebears and generations to follow.”
Speaking about the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden called on Americans to combat the raging virus as one nation that must prevail.
“My fellow Americans, in the work ahead of us, we’re going to need each other. We must finally meet this pandemic as one nation. We will get through this together—together,” Biden said.
Biden called on those who did not vote for him to move forward and work in the best interest of America.
He promised to confront and defeat the rise of political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism.