State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement on Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States, cementing Democratic control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.
“Today, I join my constituents and Americans everywhere in celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Today marks the dawn of a new era of hope and opportunity in the nation we love. It is an era personified by Vice President Harris, whose historic election to the second highest office in the land brings us one step closer to making Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspirational dream a reality for us all.
In the hours, days, and weeks ahead, President Biden will take bold steps to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, reinvigorate our economy, assist families, businesses and state and local governments devastated by the pandemic, create hundreds of thousands of jobs by investing billions to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, protect our environment, and defend human, civil, and women’s rights.
I promise I will do everything in my power to support him, and I will work tirelessly to ensure the Valley and the state of Ohio take advantage of the opportunities to grow and prosper his policies will provide.
Finally, as our long national nightmare ends, I invite all those who aided and abetted Donald Trump’s divisive assault on our democracy, including Republican members of our local legislative delegation, to join me in congratulating President Biden and Vice President Harris and in supporting their efforts to build a brighter future for our community, our nation, and the world.”