“You chose hope and unity, decency, science, and yes, truth!” Harris told the ecstatic crowd in Wilmington, Delaware.
During the speech, Harris paid tribute to her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, Biden’s late son and her good friend, Beau, the women who struggled for the right to vote and “the Black women who are often, too often overlooked but so often proved they are the backbone of our democracy.”
“This is a country of possibilities,” she said.
Here is her full speech:
Good evening! Good evening. Good evening. Good evening. Thank you, thank you. Good evening. So, thank you, good evening. So, Congressman John Lewis — Congressman John Lewis before his passing wrote “Democracy is not a state, it is an act.” And what he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed.
It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it. To guard it and never take it for granted. And protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice. But there is joy in it.
And there is progress. Because we, the people, have the power to build a better future.
And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching, you ushered in a new day for America. To our campaign staff and volunteers, this extraordinary team, thank you for