On November 7, 2020 — four days after Election Day — Joe Biden was announced President-Elect of the United States, while Kamala Harris made history as not only the first woman, but also the first person of color, to be Vice President.
The election was tighter than many thought it would be. Add that to a long, arduous campaign trail, and even longer, more painful four years, and Americans weren’t just excited to celebrate the 46th president — they were downright emotional.
Lizzo shared a tearful message on Instagram. “Let’s get to work, America,” she captioned the post. “It’s time to hold the people in charge accountable. It’s time for them to listen. And it’s time for actual change in our policies and practices.”
“Not a crier but I lowkey shed a tear, we won’t let hate win!” Alicia Keys tweeted. “When we show up for each other we win! There’s SO much work to be done but I believe we are willing to show up for each other! Let’s keep being loud & strong. Now the real work begins! Big congrats to @KamalaHarris”
” @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen,” Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter. “nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA”
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