And to the American people, no matter who you voted for, I will strive to be a vice president, like Joe was to president Obama, loyal, honest, and prepared, waking up every day thinking of you and your family, because now is when the real world begins, the hard work, the necessary work, the good work, the essential work to save lives and beat this epidemic, to rebuild our economy, so it works for working people to root out systemic racism in our justice system and society, to combat the climate crisis, to unite our country and heal the soul of our nation. And the road ahead will not be easy, but America is ready, and so are Joe and I.
But while I maybe the first woman in this office, I will not be the last! Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities, and to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message---dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourselves in a way that others may not, simply because they’ve never seen it before, but know that we will applaud you every step of the way.
About the generations of women, black women, Asian, White, Latina, native American women, who throughout our nation’s history, have paved the way for this moment tonight. Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality, and liberty, and justice for all, including the black women who are often, too often overlooked, but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy.
And to the woman most responsible for my presence here today, my mother, Shyamalan Gopalan Harris, who is always in our hearts. When she came here from India at the age of 19, she maybe, um, didn’t quite imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in America, where a moment like this is possible.
而對我的母親夏瑪拉哈利斯(Shyamalan Gopalan Harris)，她成就今日的我，她將永遠在我心中。當她19歲從印度來美國，或許她沒想到這一刻。但她深切相信美國會讓這一刻成為可能。
And you delivered a clear message---you chose hope and unity, decency, science, and yes, truth! You chose Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America!
America’s democracy is not guaranteed, it is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it, and never take it for granted. And protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice, but there is joy in it, and there is progress, because we, the people, have the power to build a better future.