Vice President Kamala Harris Heaps Praises on US Women’s National Team for Their Role as ‘Leaders’ of Women’s Equal Pay Fight

Published 03/16/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

When US women’s national team started their battle for what was rightfully denied to them. But the fight was not just for themselves; some victories are not individual. They represent a greater good. Moreover, what they manifest amongst other people is hope, and hence, these victories should be celebrated as a festival.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Semifinal – United States v Canada – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan – August 2, 2021. United States players after the match REUTERS/Mike Segar

It was never easy for the United States women’s soccer team to get this historical win. However, like true warriors, they gave their best on the field and fought vigorously for their rights in a six-year-long legal battle against the federation.

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Vice President Kamala Harris marked the historical day with the US women’s national team

On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, the US vice president Kamala Harris was with the US women’s soccer team. She congratulated the entire team for their remarkable achievement andsaid“Obviously you all have been champions in terms of your skill and your dominance in terms of women’s soccer but we are here today because you also have been leaders on an issue that effects most women and have affected most women in the workforce.

Vice president further added“Pay transparency creates accountability and accountability, well, that drives progress. We can build a more fair, more efficient, and more equitable economy.”

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Who all were present in the conversation with the vice president

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To mark the historical day, the members of the US women’s soccer team had a conversation with vice president Kamala Harris. Team players Kelley O’Hara and Margaret Purce were there, along with former players Briana Scurry, Julie Foudy, and Cindy Parlow Cone. While the other superstar players, like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, indulged in the conversation virtually.

Jul 1, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; USA midfielder Tobin Heath (7) is congratulated after scoring against Mexico in the second half during a USWNT Send-off Series soccer match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. USA defeated Mexico 4-0. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Today the US women’s soccer team represents something greater than themselves. Their success has a meaning to a much larger group of people. It’s an inspiration that will give courage to millions of people under similar circumstances.

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They are truly a champion, both on and off field

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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