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Darrah L, Sydney, Australia, DC
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I'm originally from D.C. but have been living overseas for 18 yrs now, the last 14 in Australia. For the past 8 years, whenever I introduce myself I say "I'm from the US but I don't like Bush." I've been ashamed of my govt and my countrypeople who voted him in. When Obama won, I cried...I am once more proud to be an American, to say I'm an American, and I am so, so proud of the American people!! And my colleagues at work (Australians) were so excited that Obama won and happy for me and for the world. We now have a chance.
What should we do next? We need to do what Obama said. WE have to make the change happen. WE have to continue doing what everyone has been doing during this campaign. He can't walk on water and do it himself. Understand that this will take time. But be full of joy, no matter what happens, because "WE CAN!!"
Susan F, Verona, WI
What does Obama's victory mean to you? It means my grandchildren (oldest carrying the sign in the photo) will be living in an America of hope, not despair and fear. It means that our hard work and our votes do count, we aren't just passive observers of the political drama. It means government of the people, by the people and for the people. It means every person in this country of any color or creed is my dearly beloved brother or sister. And it means confidence that we can build on the tremendous energy of this campaign to help President Obama make our country great again.
What should we do next? We've only just begun! Our national problems are huge, and President Obama (wow, that feels good!) is going to need us to actively support his programs and initiatives. We know how to do house parties, talk to people, write letters, and inform our children and parents. We need to keep doing it. The tremendous organization he put together is going to be an important part of his administration.
Eric T, hyattsville, MD
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Obama victory means the beginning of a new era,the start of a new world. The new generation is taking over...I had the chance to campaign with white, latino, black, youth, who believed in a new dream of america, a new deal. Let me thank all the people who answered my call and talked with me during this campaign. Thanks america because UNITED WE STOOD for barack and we will keep STANDING FOR AMERICA. GOD BLESS AMERICA
What should we do next? The next stage is to rebuild America. Rebuild the economy, end the war and learn how to look at each of us not only as black or white or latino but as HUMAN BEING
RONALD B, bklyn,, NY
What does Obama's victory mean to you? NOW I CAN SEE THAT MY GRANDKIDS WILL HAVE A CHANCE FOR A BETTER FUTURE!!!
What should we do next? KEEP SUPORTING PRESIDENT OBAMA...
Mary R, Vashon, WA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Last night was an amazing, exhilarating, deeply moving event. Today, I’m pretty exhausted, but hopeful about the future, and so thrilled that the younger generation has experienced this incredible success as a result of their passion and commitment. Remembering the dark days of the Vietnam War and so many other elections and battles we’ve struggled for and lost, it is totally thrilling to see our country rise up in deep, heartfelt response to someone with the courage to voice values and commitments that our world so desperately needs. We are greateful to Barack, Michelle and their family for this incredible gift they have given to the American people by putting themselves on the line, risking so much and having the constant, unflagging moral compass tested over and over again in this campaign. We are inspired and excited about the future!
What should we do next? Invest in renewable energy,sustainable business and green collar jobs. Bring the new economy to the hardest hit states fast!Create incentives for sustainable businesses; don't bail out the auto industry unless they are ready to tool up for the needs of the future. National dialogue on the values of America regarding tolerance of race, religion, political preferance to counteract dangerous ideologies and hate speech that was at play in this campaign.
Neil N, SEATTLE, WA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I possess not the words to explain. This is a WHOLE NEW FEELING I never knew existed. The short answer to what does it mean to me is a re-newed sense of faith in my fellow earthlings. This picture I uploaded was made by my amazing, beautiful, thoughtful daughter Claire with no prompting from Me or Mom!
What should we do next? Stay vigilant for the good of human kind.
Jessica R, Somerville, MA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? The best life advice I ever received was to behave as if I were the person I wanted to be, because eventually I would become her. To me, this victory is a sign that America is ready to start behaving like the nation we want to be.
What should we do next? Electing Obama was just the first step. If we want the change he promised, we need to channel the energy that helped elect him into helping him enact it.
Karen M, Albuquerque, NM
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I am proud to be an American again and have hope for the future of our society!
What should we do next? Lets help him and his administration to get back on track, and try not to forget the spirit of participation that got us here!
Christopher B, Peabody, MA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? This victory means that we can start to become a mature country in the eyes of the world. We can be constructive, not destructive. We have the opportunity to become what we are supposed to be as a nation. We can lead by example, not by force. I voted for President-elect Obama for my daughters, as well as myself. I want them to grow up in a country that has put the greedy mean spirited reign of the Bush administration as far behind it as possible. I want them to have every opportunity that they can have, and this is a great start. Even though they will not remember it, I will be able to tell them when they are older, "Your Mom and I took the two of you to the polling station, when we got our ballots, you both held them for us while we walked with you to the voting area. Then we held each of you and you looked on as we voted for Barack Obama for President of the United States of America." While they were too young to vote, I wanted them to be a part of this election. I will never forget that day. This picture of my girls was taken a week before the election, I like to think that they are looking to the future. What did I do to help the campaign? My friend Frank and I started a podcast. We called it "Are You Serious?" (available on iTunes, shameless plug.) We do not have the best equipment to do the shows with, but we brought our passion with us, and tried to convince as many people as we could to give Senator Obama a chance. While we only have been doing the show for two months, I felt it was our patriotic responsibility to speak out and try to tell people what we thought was best for the country. It was loads of fun, and we don't plan on stopping. There is still work to be done!
What should we do next? We can not be lulled into a false sense of complacency. We need to be vigilant and keep our voices heard. This democracy is for the people by the people. We fought to return it to the people, now we need to use it!
Christopher S, Kissimmee, FL
What does Obama's victory mean to you? There are no sufficient or justifiable words to describe this feeling of euphoria. Instead, the tears of joy, the chills that ran down my spine, and goosebumps that I felt tell the story to how powerful an impact Barack Obama's victory means to me as well as millions of other Americans as well as individuals across our shores.
What should we do next? Our next step is to realize that our chance at change is only starting and can only come through with our continued participation and patience. Change will not happen within months alone. It will take time. However; with our continued efforts and support with President Obama's leadership, we have hope.
Wendy W, Seattle, WA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? It means that we can take the risk of choosing joy, hope, and optimism -- for ourselves and our beautiful world.
What should we do next? Send love and support until January. Encourage him to include talented people across the political spectrum in his cabinet. Encourage him to promote national service to work together with him to strengthen the economy and our communities.
Dennis W, San Francisco, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? President Obama will transform our image around the world. I was in Kenya for the Proper Walk (www.properwalk.com) and saw the excitement created by his presidency. Just bringing up Obama's name ended conflict and brought smiles to stanger's faces. The attached picture is a group of young men who were unhappy with out camp on their land. While I talked to them about their concerns I asked how they felt about Obama running for President. They lit up and asked if I thought he could win. We were friends from then on. Ashley Wolff, another Walker from San Francisco, gave them Obama buttons and we were now welcome guests. This was repeated around Kenya and we heard many comments from England and Germany while we were on our trip.
What should we do next? Help Obama to pass his progressive agenda with all of the email, blog, and phone support he needs.
Erica C, Chicago, IL
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I set aside my weekends to travel to Neighboring states to canvass for Obama/Biden. I went to Benton Harbor, MI, Davenport IA, Kenosha WI, Milwaukee WI and Waterloo IA. I was determined to do everything I could to help the campaign. I always felt that I wasn't doing enough. I have been a Democrat as long as I can remember. This campaign was different then the other Campaigns I have been around to volunteer for. I think the volunteer and voter turn out was the highest ever. I think for the first time in 8 years I am glad to be living in the United States. I am the one in the green jacket in the picture
What should we do next? Health Care reform. We need to make sure that our party does not forget about Health Care reform
Linda R, Fairfield, CT
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I am thrilled and relieved beyond words! I am also so inspired by Barack Obama's journey and accomplishements so far and his monumental grass routes effort leading to this victorious election. The photo is of myself and my six year old daughter Emerson after casting the vote for Obama and waiting in anticipation for the historical news to follow later that night!
What should we do next? Spread words of optimism, hope and inspiration in the changes for the better that our future now holds.
Jesse W, Chagrin Falls, OH
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I woke up for the first time in a long time this morning feeling a sense of purpose. We may not know the exact direction yet - but we know that the right man is at the helm.
What should we do next? Obama and his team MUST create bite sized task items for the common citizen. Quantifiable actions that can make a difference on a large scale. I don't know what those things are - but we have an entire subset of the population semi-mobilized and ready to do more. Please use all of us!