My warmest congratulations again to Joe and Jill, Kamala and Doug—and each of you who stepped up when your country needed you.
@MichelleObama Thank you #FLOTUS #FirstLady @MichelleObama🌹 for your grace, dignity, brilliance, powerful example of #BlackGirlMagic #BlackGirlWhoRocks #BlackExcellence
We're grateful we got to see you + our fave #POTUS President @BarackObama✊🏾 show us what we should aspire to see in the Oval!
@MichelleObama @Phillygirl1441 I join with the world to say Welcome Back America! We missed your leadership for the past four years. We missed your compassion and common sense. We knew it was still there. Welcome back dear friends. You are loved❤️
@MichelleObama Thank you, Michelle, for sending a MUCH NEEDED message to all of America: our urgent need to be active and VOTE!
Wishing you all the best!
@MichelleObama Your wise words come from long experience. It is a lot to take in, where we are, where we are going. We, the people have used our power at the ballot box. Now we need to heal, and power on.
We’ve got to promise each other that our focus in this election won’t be an anomaly, but the rule. That’s how we can not only feel this way right now, but in the months and years ahead. It’s the only way we’ll build a nation worthy of our children.
So it’s up to us to stay engaged and informed, to keep speaking out and marching on. We’ve got to vote in even greater numbers in the upcoming Senate runoffs in Georgia—and every state and local election going forward.
We see now the reality that we can’t take even the tiniest part of our democracy for granted. Every single vote must count — and every single one of us must vote. And as a country, we should be making it easier, not harder to cast a ballot.
And after we celebrate — and we should all take a moment to exhale after everything we’ve been through — let’s remember that this is just a beginning. It’s a first step. Voting in one election isn’t a magic wand, and neither is winning one.
Let’s remember that tens of millions of people voted for the status quo, even when it meant supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division. We’ve got a lot of work to do to reach out to these folks in the years ahead and connect with them on what unites us.
But we’ve also got to recognize that the path to progress will always be uphill. We’ll always have to scrape and crawl up toward that mountaintop. And two years from now, four years from now, there will once again be no margin for error.
I’m beyond thrilled that my friend @JoeBiden and our first Black and Indian-American woman Vice President, @KamalaHarris, are headed to restore some dignity, competence, and heart at the White House. Our country sorely needs it.
Thank you to all of you who poured every ounce of your hope and determination into this democracy over these past four years, registering voters, getting them to the polls, keeping folks informed. More votes were cast in this election than ever before. It’s because of you.