In a year fraught with pandemic-related anxiety, racial tensions, and divisive politics, a record number of Americans turned out for the 2020 Election to make their voices heard.
Harris, who has served as a democratic U.S. Senator for California since 2016, is the first person of color and first woman to be elected as Vice President. Her father is from Jamaica and her mother is from India, making Harris the first bi-racial vice president in U.S. history.
Biden, who served as vice president to Barack Obama for two terms, has publically committed to create a diverse cabinet that he says will “look like America.” We applaud efforts to include women and minorities in leadership roles.
At the local level, CCRC would also like to congratulate Holly Mitchell on winning a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Prior to running for office, Mitchell was the executive director of CCRC’s sister agency Crystal Stairs. With Mitchell claiming the 2nd District supervisor seat comes the first ever all female Board in the County’s history.
CCRC wants to congratulate the many lawmakers across our service area and the state of California who fight every day to improve the lives and wellbeing of children and families through funding and legislation. We can’t thank them enough for their advocacy.
The 2020 Election has been historic for many reasons, both inspiring and heartbreaking. We at CCRC are hopeful and filled with optimism that our country will heal, overcome the challenges we face, and work together as Americans, no matter our differences.