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Western New Yorkers reflect on the first female vice president

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 17:46:47-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On January 20, 2021, history was made. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Madam Vice President of the United States.

“We went from having a female wife of a president to having a female Vice President," Chief Educational Administrator at Niagara Falls High School Cynthia Jones said. "So not only could you be married to the president, you also could potentially become the president yourself.”

To many in Western New York, the sheer presence of Vice President Harris is beacon of hope.

“I’m a desegregation baby, so my whole life I’ve been taught, we’ll get to the mountain top, and to live to see Obama elected and now Kamala, I'm delighted,” Principal at the Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo Robert Baxter said.

And while these Western New Yorkers in no way, feel like this election will undo any social injustice in our society, they do believe this is a start.

“I think that we are ushering in an era of greater representation that can lead to more voices being present," Niagara Falls High School Senior Hayley Mundy said.