Kristia Winter, Communications Director, 718-629-2900

BROOKLYN, NY – Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after Joe Biden was elected as the 46th President of the United States of America. Kamala Harris will become the nation’s first Black, South Asian, and female Vice President.


“The 2020 presidential election has reinvigorated the American spirit and hope in a democratic society that is inclusive of all people, not just a select few. The historic voter registration and turnout was emblematic of our determination to send a resounding message that every vote counts and representation matters.

“Four days after Election Day, we can look forward to a future that protects the freedoms and values that have been the foundation for America as the land of opportunity.”

“The United States is now firmly on the path towards recovery from a deadly virus that has claimed the lives of over 242,000 lives, an economic crisis that has shuttered thousands of businesses, a polarized nation that has divided families, and repeated attempts to erode women’s rights and gender equality.

New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis represents the 45th Council District, which is comprised of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, & Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the committees on Civil Service and Labor; Economic Development; Education; Finance; Housing and Buildings; Youth Services; and Justice System. Council Member Louis is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus.