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James F, Old Forge, PA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? My son shook the hand of the first black President of the United States. He will have that memory for a lifetime. Barack smiled at him and tossled his hair, you could see the care and concern. The revolution starts now!
What should we do next? Follow through: jobs, tax cuts for middle class, health care, out of Iraq, go after Bin Laden.
Hilary B, Oakland, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? It means my son will truly know that the sky is the limit!
What should we do next? Offer President Obama our patience and support, and give him a chance to do what he needs to do without screaming for our own individual interests to come first.
Steve G, Miami, FL
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I am in my late 40's and I had never before participated in a campaign. Obama's was my first. Besides donating money, I also gave my time. For weeks I made calls, went door to door, and on election day I drove people to the polls and helped cheer on voters. It was exhilarating. I met amazing people and I have never felt more connected to this country. I woke up the day after the election and I swear the air smelled sweeter, the grass was greener and sky was bluer. On some strange level, I guess we all need to thank George W Bush. Our apathy allowed a George Bush to be elected--we needed to hit rock bottom to wake us up to get involved to elect a man like Barack Obama. I've never been more proud to be an American.
What should we do next? We need to stay involved.
Tam L, Portland, OR
What does Obama's victory mean to you? As an American Indian, for me, Obama's victory means that I can be proud of both countries I belong too! For my children it means that they, that everyone can aspire do great things and have the opportunity to succeed. In addition my son will forever have the memory of canvassing for Barack Obama, "My name is Rowan Lutz and I am a volunteer for Barack Obama..." He helped elect the 44th President and the first African American President. How cool is that!
What should we do next? This is just the question my 8 year old daughter asked, "So, mama, what will happen now?"
Michelle A, San Ramon, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I haven't stopped smiling since Tuesday night! I feel such relief, as if a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders from the last 8 years. It seems the universe delivers us the most incredible leaders when we need it most; JFK, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to name a couple, now Barak Obama! Peace!
What should we do next? With the majority in senate and house this is a great opportunity for real change. Bring our troops home, get our economy on a better path and healthcare must be fixed.
Maxine C, Washington Bridge, NY
What does Obama's victory mean to you? So many of us own a piece of this victory because we got involved. Thank you, MoveOn, for helping us to achieve this.
What should we do next? We should do what President Obama asks us to do. I believe he will let us know how we can help him.
Joan P, San Rafael, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I can trust again that our electoral process works! That is huge. I am so grateful to all of you who labored long and hard for this awesome victory. I was very demoralized after 2004 to do more than put up a sign and donate some cash. I will pray everyday for the safety of President Obama and his family.
What should we do next? Keep Moveon alive and active and lets all help Mr. Obama run our country!
Pam G, Norwich, CT
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I advise a high school club called YouthPeace, and yesterday this election was THE hot topic at our meeting. The kids' responses to the election were thoughtful and perceptive, and I was proud of them. We advisors contributed an historical perspective to the discussion--our community mentor, a life-long activist, talking about her reaction as a teen to the murders during the Mississippi Freedom Summer and myself telling them that only 18 years ago when I came to work here there was only one African American faculty member (and no Asians, Hispanics, or openly gay teachers). The kids already know that they will always remember this election. In time they will recognize how this has empowered all of us to continue working for what we believe, because, dang, [good] change does happen!
What should we do next? Withdraw from Iraq, work to stabilize Afghanistan, and shift resources to much needed programs to help those in the greatest need, and, lets face it, these days we're all in need.
Mindy L, Springfie4d, MO
What does Obama's victory mean to you? This is the FIRST TIME I ever worked on a political campaign and it was AWESOME!
What should we do next? We should suport President Obama in hia quest to make this country the best it can be.
Ross C, Brooklyn, NY
What does Obama's victory mean to you? It was soooo awesome in Brooklyn! We gathered in the streets and chanted and the police closed off the street. Someone even brought a drum to help feed the constant flow of positive energy. People were screaming and shouting with their hands up high, and hundreds of hugs were exchanged among strangers who are now united more than ever. United on Union Street! Yes we can!
What should we do next? Participate! We didn't elect him, we employed him. Now we have to tell him what we need and he'll listen.
Angelique P, Nashville, TN
What does Obama's victory mean to you? This victory means that we as the American people have reclaimed our country. It means that we can accomplish anything when we work together for a common cause. It means that our continued involvement in the politics of this nation will absolutely bring healing and true unity. I worked my butt off for his campaign... I created a portrait of him, sold prints, t-shirts and magnets of it and contributed the money to his campaign, I knocked on doors, even traveling to other states to do so, I drove people to the polls and registered people to vote. I feel so proud of my hard work. I feel so proud of all of our hard work. It sure has been worth every second. I love this awesome country. The spirit of our people is truly amazing.
What should we do next? We need to continue our involvement in healing our nation. We need to ask ourselves "How can I serve?" We elected our president, now its time to help him heal our country.
Suzanne G, Seattle, WA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? monumental time in history! the corporations didn't win this time. America is BACK with BARACK!! yayyyyyyyyy!!!
What should we do next? continue unifying AMERICA
maybritt J, Eugene, OR
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Thank you, dearest Barack, Michelle, and all who worked so tirelessly on creating a way for change. This journey has restored my faith in democracy and in the democratic process. I caution us all to not think in terms of victory and defeat ... why not take this opportunity to remove the 'US' and 'THEM' from our newfound way forward and instead be simply 'people with differences' who are in the process of learning how to work together for the common good of WOMAN/MANKIND. If we can save the planet and make changes for the better for everyone who is part of our world community - We all will be victorious. ALL TOGETHER - YES, we can. My heartfelt gratitude and thanks.
What should we do next? We should keep going in our local communities, creating alliances for local change - environmentally, socially, and on the education front.
Barbara S, Shokan, NY
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I sobbed like a baby at the announcement, then called my sons to share the moment with them. The college campuses were wild with glee, I could here shouting and partying, and, believe it or not, bagpipes. (Forgive them, that one's a music school.) I'd have given anything to spend the night of Nov. 4th on a college campus. I told my sons we'd been present as another Berlin Wall came down. Really no coincidence that the same analogy was heard moments later from the lips of the man himself. The road ahead is long and hard, BUT THE GATE IS FINALLY OPEN!!!! I can see in the distance the America we've been waiting for. Roll up your sleeves. The picture included is of my sons... it's their world coming. It's our America now.
What should we do next? How can we use the same incredible network of support to roll up our sleeves and get to work together?
Jacie U, HENDERSON, NV
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I have always been inspired by Obama. To me he brings a new light and a calmness to the world in which I reside. I trust him and respect his tenacity. His diligence is a great example to everyone who had a doubt that they could not achieve their goals. "Yes We Can" says it all. "Yes We Did" says we can do it again and will. All we have to do is believe. I worked as a Co-Chair for our Caucus, a Delegate for our County and a Delegate for the State of Nevada. I have made calls, registered voters and supported the party all the way. I even took photos for Move On documenting the Las Vegas, Nevada Headquarters & Youth Headquarters.
What should we do next? Support him by getting involved with our community and helping one another by bringing peace to the world.