Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris!!

Can you tell I’m excited? My emotions are jumping back and forth between laughing + cheering and weeping + shaking.

I’ve been celebrating with posts on Instagram and Twitter — I mentioned how we stood outside waving American flags and banging pots and pans and it was so wonderful seeing people from our quiet little town wave and honk their horns. I said it felt like the whole world was celebrating with us. In response, I’ve heard from people all over the world who answered: We ARE cheering along with you!!

I heard from someone in Berlin that the city rang their Freedom Bell when the election was called. The Freedom Bell was a gift from Philadelphia(!) and they only ring it on German holidays. (Crying again!)

Here are a few tweets I’ve shared since the announcement.

How are you doing? Have you been celebrating? Did you break open the champagne/sparkling apple juice? Have you been calling and texting friends? Did you watch the speeches yesterday? I’d love to hear.

20 thoughts on “Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris!!”

  1. Hooray hooray hooray! What a relief and joy!

    I loved seeing the international celebrations – very touching!

    And I love that my young daughters see Kamala and think of course she’s a leader. It’s no surprise to them and that makes me SO glad.

    I’m most looking forward to having an adult in charge of the national Covid response.

    And I’m feeling so grateful to everyone who worked hard for this outcome!

  2. Some friends and I were getting together last night to celebrate one of our birthdays. It was extra special to be able to celebrate this too and to watch the acceptance speeches. I feel such a sense of relief having this election behind us. I know there’s still lots of work to do; at least now it feels like we can make some headway on improving our world.

  3. I broke down sobbing so many times yesterday. I think it was such a release after 4 years of holding my breath, disgust, horror, fear, shock-every negative emotion under the sun. And to see a black/Asian WOMAN as VP is just the most emotional, uplifting, awe inspiring thing ever. And Joe Biden will work so hard to heal our nation and bring as many together as he can. I am so grateful for my friends who share my values and for all these places in the world who are supporting our fight and cheering us on. Yesterday was so good.

  4. I alternated between crying, laughing, calling people and staying glued to the TV all day! I feel hope again. Lots of work to do, but that’s okay, we’re up to it. So proud today to be an American!

  5. We celebrated yesterday by shouting joyfully when we heard the news and saw neighbors and honking our horns whenever we saw Biden supporters or people dancing in the street. We purposefully sat down to watch the speech from Biden and Harris. What a treat to watch these leaders address our nation with thoughtfulness and calls for unity. Oh and sentences containing words beyond great, very bad, etc. I slept for 9.5 hours straight, which has been high unusual for me these last few years (which admittedly is not entirely due to the current administration but they sure didn’t help). My hope is this is the beginning of meaningful change and dismantling of our racist systems. I look forward to doing my part to make this a reality. <3

  6. I’ve heard from friends living in Europe – people everywhere are saying they haven’t seen this level of jubilation since the end of WWII. I think everyone realizes that this was so much more than an election – it was the dismantling of a wannabe dictator.

  7. Utter relief. I don’t think I’d realized the terror I’d been experiencing daily. It feels like a weight has been lifted. I just donated to the Georgia runoff campaigns. I know there’s a lot to be done. Thank you for your instagram posts this week. They helped!

  8. YES!! Sparkling cider on the lawn distantly with neighbors, and crying at those presidential, humble, empathetic speeches. Thrilled that on this century of celebrating women’s suffrage, we’ve broken this glass ceiling by electing a female vice president.

  9. In my neighbourhood in Scotland there were lots fireworks last night!
    It’s either people celebrating US elections or leftovers from Guy Fawkes night (Thursday November 5, people buy fireworks and set them off in their backyards, up on the hills, etc).
    I’m going to choose to believe that it was for the US elections!
    Friends all over the UK reported the same.

  10. Pamela Balabuszko-Reay

    I’m not crying you’re crying!! I love that joy on your face. To imagine the whole world celebrating with us is just too much. Oh Happy Day!

    On to Georgia! We can do it!!!


  11. We are jubilant here in Australia too. I cried tears of despair the day after the election seeing the early results and found myself refreshing my browser twenty times a day to see how things were panning out. Big relief! Humanity prevailed.

    What I learned about the voting process though dismayed me. The system to vote is SO complicated. Lining up for several hours? Signing names? Invalid votes for the smallest reasons? I wish that all Americans could have a turn at simple voting, one with no queues and with a sticker and a hotdog at the end. I suspect many don’t know how good it could be with reform, I hope it simplifies for you all in the future.

  12. So so so thankful!

    Our 13-year remarked in the taxi on the way to church on Sunday morning – two hours after we learned of the Biden-Harris victory in Seoul – that the earth’s atmosphere is filled with high levels of CO2 as the whole world finally exhaled.

  13. I am in Berlin now visiting my boyfriend, and there were literally fireworks in the streets!! Everyone seems so elated!

  14. Feeling thrilled and hopeful again for the first time in ages and the look on your face matches mine! Now the fight is on to win back the Senate and it isn’t too late. Let’s put our collective efforts into supporting Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate in Georgia… there will be a run-off election on January 5. You don’t have to live in Georgia to help!

  15. I’ve been crying for joy and relief since Saturday morning when the projections were finally announced. I live in a southern state so not much celebration in my area, just bitter refusals to admit defeat. And some threatening talk on FB by neighbors – scary. But somehow we will find a way to move forward.We have the world on our side!

  16. I live in Cedar City UT and people are bitter, dismayed, upset, saying the election was stolen, etc.

    I cried into my breakfast from utter joy and relief. It has been such a long 5 years since we’ve had to hear about this egotistical maniac every single day and I am so tired.

    My husband had me get sparkling cider that night — I bought flowers, we did a celebration dance — baking a pie next! I just wish the people I lived around felt the same.

  17. Melissa Holiday

    San Francisco was a day of celebration with motor parades of honking and music and people cheering. Listened to the speeches that night in the dark socially-distant with neighbors listening along with celebratory drinks and happiness and relief in the air. It was beautiful.

  18. We in the Upper West Side poured into the streets and banged pots, rang noise makers and cheered along with honking cars. At home, danced all night to the spotify Biden 2020 mix. Laughed and cried a lot, and couldn’t believe my eyes as Biden and Harris gave speeches.

    Laughed at the orange guy’s so called press conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company off the I95 freeway.

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