Today is also a voting first. Having traveled the country during this election, getting out the Asian American and Pacific Islander vote in swing states like Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia, I know that we witnessed the highest voter turnout ever among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We moved the dial of democracy forward and more minorities voted than ever before.
This is what democracy looks like: It is a kaleidoscope of language, culture, and color, and what an incredible record-breaking moment this is for America. The rainbow of our races have spoken and we are better as a nation for it.
Honda is vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee and chairman emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus: