FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2020
Contact: Juan Ramiro Sarmiento
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Statement on the General Election
Washington, DC – On Saturday, November 7th, the Associated Press signaled that former Vice President Joseph Biden (D-DE) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) clinched the 270 Electoral College vote threshold to win the United States Presidential Election of 2020. President-elect Biden has also won the popular vote with nearly 74 million total votes – setting a record for the most ever cast votes for a presidential candidate. The Trump campaign has not conceded.
In response, Rachel Fleischer, Executive Director for Young Invincibles, issued the following statement.
“As we expected, it took longer to count our votes and verify a winner in this year’s election. Election officials counted every vote, verified the results, and followed every law used in every election — this is how democracy works. And today, we turn the page to a new chapter in our nation’s journey toward a more just and fair union. While recognizing the pressing challenges currently confronting our nation, today, we celebrate a victory for democracy and the American people.
Fueled by the historic turnout across the country, particularly among young voters, power in Washington has shifted. The result of the most consequential US Presidential election has unveiled the undisputable will of the American people and represents a clear and decisive embrace of affordable health care, a debt-free education, an economy that works for everyone, championing racial justice, and most importantly, the preservation of our democracy. This collective decision will continue to reverberate across the globe and for generations to come. Now, we must uphold the peaceful democratic transfer of power as we have since our founding. The people have made their voices heard, and now we must swear in the government the people have chosen.
This victory belongs to young people. Young voters representing 37 percent of the electorate came out in force and continue to actively shape the future of our country. Young voters of color proved instrumental in determining the outcome of the Presidential contest. Young people have now bestowed the new leaders of our nation with the responsibility to move expeditiously in a new direction.
While we celebrate this historic win for President-elect Biden, Young Invincibles stands ready to ensure campaign promises turn into day one priorities and actions. Young people have demonstrated their unflinching desire to forge the future of a nation in urgent need of a new path forward – and we will fight like hell to make that happen. The work begins now to re-envision a country whose structure and moral foundation serves all people. ”