California Senator Kamala Harris is known for being an outspoken and passionate champion for the people. She's never shied away from difficult conversations — or votes — and has proven herself to be a voice that people pay attention to. So when Roy Moore lost in Alabama, Harris wanted to make absolutely sure that people realized just what a pivotal and important moment it was, particularly for black women, who carried that victory.
#BlackWomen helped elect a Democrat to the US Senate in AL for the first time in more than 20 years. But we need to do more than congratulate them. Let’s address issues that disproportionately affect Black women—like pay disparity, housing & under-representation in elected office— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 13, 2017
There are Black people in AL that live in third world conditions and Sessions railroaded thousands of Black men. Start there.— Shannon (@showmeshannon) December 13, 2017
Absolutely. It's about time they got the respect they deserve, not just in Alabama but across the U.S. Liberty and justice FOR ALL. *That's* how we make America great. Not great again, but truly great for the first time.— Egalitarian (@oregonvirginia) December 13, 2017
Exactly! Respect must go across the board! Especially for folks who have not had opportunity to excel and live healthy, fulfilled lives. God willing, times are changing...for ALL!— Chele (@MicheleDiane8) December 13, 2017
I hope black women of all ages have taken note. Their vote counts. Their voice counts. Keep showing up. Keep voting. Keep having a voice.— Carrie (@rovermom) December 13, 2017
I have an idea....President Kamala Harris in 2020! Damn, that sounds like a great start!— Dan Penkoff (@dpenk181) December 13, 2017
Dear Ms Harris: America is in need of creative, value- driven leadership. This describes you perfectly. Please consider running for President in 2020- A Believer— Will C. (@willontheverge) December 14, 2017
Here's to hoping the Alabama election signals the beginning of some meaningful change.