• Emily Masseth

Inauguration Day: Today We Celebrate, Tomorrow We Go to Work

The day many look forward to every four years, Inauguration Day. Today, we celebrate the induction of the 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and 49th Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris. With Kamala Harris being the first woman Vice President, that in its-self is a huge deal.

Many people, regardless of their party, came together to congratulate our new President and Vice President. Of course today is a day for celebration, but President Biden and Vice President Harris are not the end all, be all to the challenges America has and is currently facing. Let's not forget we are still in a pandemic, our small businesses are struggling, many people have lost their jobs, unemployment numbers are higher than ever, we are inundated by injustice and inequity everyday and of course there is so much more.

Violence set to shake the capital, but democracy prevailed. We can allow ourselves to celebrate this leadership transition, but tomorrow we will need to go to work to improve the lives of every single American. President Biden's Inaugural Address initiates the positive changes he is hoping to accomplish throughout his Presidency, starting with the kick off of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package called, "American Rescue Plan".

America's reliance and strength has always been tested and will continue to be tested, but as inaugural poet Amanda Gorman said, we are a nation unfinished. It is crucial we use these next four years to deliver real change people can feel in their everyday lives. Now, more than ever we need our leaders to faithfully and diligently execute the Office of President of the United States. Here is to the next four years.

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