THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY CELEBRATES THE SWEARING IN OF VICE PRESIDENT ELECT KAMALA HARRIS, THE FIRST BLACK-ASIAN AMERICAN WOMAN TO BE ELECTED AS VICE PRESIDENT, BY JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR, THE FIRST LATINA WOMAN APPOINTED TO THE SUPREME COURT.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2021.
After one of the lowest points in our Nation’s history, we celebrate a remarkable milestone in the fight for gender and racial equality. On January 20, 2021, Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India, will be sworn into office by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first female Latina justice, born to Puerto Rican parents. This is a historical event. Both of these trailblazing women have broken the country’s highest concrete ceilings and placed themselves in history, by becoming America’s first women of color to hold their respective positions. The President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Reynold Lambert, said: “This historic oath will inspire generations of young girls, especially those of color, to strive to hold positions of leadership. It also serves as a turning point for women’s leadership, leading into a new age of possibilities. The theme of the inauguration this year is ‘America United,’ and the swearing in of Vice President Elect Kamala Harris by Justice Sonia Sotomayor symbolizes the possibility of new connections of race and culture, of new kinships, and of a blended America.”
About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.
The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101