Hispanic Federation Congratulates President-elect
Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2020
New York -- Hispanic Federation President Frankie Miranda issued the following statement on the 2020 Presidential election:
“The people have spoken, and we extend our sincere congratulations to President-elect Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. on his election as the 46th President of the United States and to Vice President-elect Kamala Devi Harris on making history as the daughter of immigrants who has now become the first Black- and South Asian-American woman elected to the Executive branch.
After a bitter campaign cycle, a clear and convincing majority of Americans have rejected the politics of hate and division. By the tens of millions, and against the backdrop of a deadly pandemic, Americans cast their ballots and opted for hope over fear, competence over incompetence, the common good over self-interest, and in doing so, made history. Elections have consequences and nothing is more consequential than the restoration of truth and the triumph of reason.
This election season has drawn the attention of both parties to the important role played by Latino voters. If 2020 proves anything, it is that Latino voters care deeply about the future of their country and that, when educated on the issues and mobilized to vote, they are a decisive force to be reckoned with. Hispanic Federation invested significant resources and time in registering new voters and getting them to the polls. We were moved to see millions of Latino voters cast ballots everywhere in the country, from Florida to Texas, Arizona to Georgia, North Carolina to Pennsylvania.
After four years of a politics of bitterness, falsehoods, and demonization, it’s time for the nation to come together and rebuild trust in our institutions and in one another. The first step in doing that is being honest and forthright about what has happened in this country under the Trump Administration. We need a plan to restore the faith of the American people in their government and confront the surging COVID-19 crisis.
From addressing the surging COVID-19 crisis to the need to craft just immigration reform, there is no shortage of work to be done in the country, and if this election is any indication, no shortage of willingness to do it.
It’s time to make America inclusive and hopeful, again. Let’s get to work.”