Michelle Obama Shared A Powerful Message After Joe Biden's Victory

People across the world are excited about Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump. Among the many people who have spoken out about his win is Michelle Obama. The former first lady took to Twitter to express her joy over Biden's win in a powerful thread, congratulating Biden and his VP, Kamala Harris. "I'm beyond thrilled that my friend @JoeBiden and our first Black and Indian-American woman Vice President, @KamalaHarris, are headed to restore some dignity, competence, and heart at the White House," she wrote. "Our country sorely needs it."

Obama continued, "Thank you to all of you who poured every ounce of your hope and determination into this democracy over these past four years, registering voters, getting them to the polls, keeping folks informed. More votes were cast in this election than ever before. It's because of you."

While Obama urged people to celebrate, she also reminded the country that there is a lot of work to be done, saying 'that this is just a beginning." She wrote, "It's a first step. Voting in one election isn't a magic wand, and neither is winning one."

Michelle Obama reminded people that there is still work to do

The former first lady commented on the narrow margin by which Biden prevailed over Trump, writing, "Let's remember that tens of millions of people voted for the status quo, even when it meant supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division. We've got a lot of work to do to reach out to these folks in the years ahead and connect with them on what unites us."

Obama also spoke about the importance of making voting easy and accessible to citizens. "Every single vote must count — and every single one of us must vote," she wrote. She also encouraged people to "stay engaged and informed" and "to keep speaking out and marching on."

Obama has never held back in her praise of Biden. "I know Joe," she tweeted on Election Day. "He has lived his life guided by values and principles that mirror ones that most Americans can recognize. He understands the struggles of everyday folks. Vote today for the future you want to see for our country. Vote for @JoeBiden."