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Cathy A, St Louis PRk, MN
What does Obama's victory mean to you? We moved into a house two years ago whose owners left behind an American flag. I am so proud today to fly this flag for the first time, and proud to be an American. See the attached picture of our flag flying over the Obama/Biden sign. Cathy Avery Sioux Falls, SD
What should we do next? We should use this amazing volunteer network to start tackling some major problems - volunteering on the reservations, creating quality childcare centers with volunteers for those who can't afford such a luxury, offering tutoring to underprivledged students. The list goes on and on - we want to stay involved and to make a difference. If we are proud to be Americans today, and if the world views us with new respect, we need to continue to earn this respect through our commitment to change.
Teresa C, Durham, NC
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Change!!
What should we do next? Stay involved and continue to work together.
Bryanne H, Saint Augustine, FL
What does Obama's victory mean to you? For our family, this victory is not only about what happened on November 4th, it's also about the amazing things that led up to that day. I don't know of any time in our country's recent history where so many people, young and old, were inspired to give whatever they had - time, energy, money - to work for the person who allowed them to hope again. In our large extended family, this meant babies wearing Obama shirts, 18 year olds driving home from college to vote for the first time, 25 year olds working voter registration booths, 55 year olds holding fundraisers, making phone calls and walking door to door in our very conservative area, and my 83 year old mother proudly voicing her support for Obama to all her Republican friends! Barack Obama gave us ALL that hope. I have never seen anything like the tears of pure joy on so many faces election night, and the smiles I continue to see every single day since.
What should we do next? Everyone I know wants to continue what this movement started - this many people working hard together for a common cause shows we can do anything! We are ready and willing to help our new President make our country whole again.
Doug B, Belleville, IL
What does Obama's victory mean to you? President-Elect Obama's victory, to me means that we are finally moving in a direction that I thought was never reachable. It means that children, like my 9 month old great-nephew will one day live in a world where color will be just what it is, a color and not someone's status. His vistory means that we will always be proud to be American's, whether we are gay or straight, Catholic or Jew. WE ARE AMERICAN! God Bless President-Elect Obama and Vice President-Elect Biden!
What should we do next? Do not stop doing what you have been doing! it is too important to continue on the same path for all of us AMERICANS!
Sara F, Beaverton, OR
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Affordable education for my son! Travel without fear and hatred of our people. Pride and honor in our nation. Today is a new day!
What should we do next? Work collaboratively to set change in motion and keep it moving!
Barbara G, Burlington, NJ
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Yes We DID!! This show of unity has inspired so many people it is incredible. We support you! We only wish your grandmother had not passed away, and had lived to hug the next president of the United States of America. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
What should we do next? Pray that the Congress and Senate all work with President Obama to see the changes become reality. The Georgeanni Family
La F, Indian Head, MD
What does Obama's victory mean to you? A friend asked if Obama wins then what? What would you say? Tue 1:50pm I will be excited and grateful for a change. I hope everyone is aware that the change will not come on Nov. 5th. We have to give Barack Obama a chance to make a change. I really feel he will do his best and what he said he will do. My emotions once I hear "Barack Obama is the new president" will see-saw from tears of joy to praying for him, his family safety and the saftey of the US. Yes!!! I am ready...not just because of the color of his skin but I have read about his journey to get where he is today. What a road to walk. The best thing for me if Obama becomes president is...I am hoping I will never hear from the elders in my family "a person of color will never be president" Now my 89 year old aunt and my grandparents in their 80's can see the change that WE help make. WE as younger generations. We got out, we registered and we voted for a change. This is big and I love it! OBAMA 08!!!! November 4, 2008 11:59 We did Barack Obama our new president!!! Overjoyed
What should we do next? Keep moving foward and know anything is possible!
Rebecca T, Valparaiso, IN
What does Obama's victory mean to you? At Grant Park, last night, my sister and I were apart of history. Knocking on doors, making phone calls, debating with family and friends, and watching the polls to make sure that every vote counted has paid off. We helped turn Indiana BLUE!!!
What should we do next? We need to hit the ground running!!!
Brooke K, Bonita Springs, FL
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Peace of mind!
What should we do next? Be the change!
Cesiley M, Pearland, TX
What does Obama's victory mean to you? There is hope! As a mother of bi-racial children, I feel better about thier future than I ever thought I could.
What should we do next? End the war in Iraq.
Pat W, Harrison Township, MI
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I feel pride and warm that I spread the word positively about Obama and helped people understand what he stood for.
What should we do next? Continue to be supportive and helpful and be positive Americans in whatever way we can.
La'tonya B, Suffolk, VA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Being an African American, it means a lot. We have endured so much sweat, blood, and tears. We have prayed that one day the load would get lighter and that our people would come to be more than just a "statistic". This is history in the making. Barack Obama has proven to my 7-year old and 15-month old sons that you can be anything you set your heart out to be, regardless of race, creed, nationality, etc. I am proud to say that I am not only an American, but an African-American female, who is one of those middle-class mothers who working full-time, going to school, and trying to make a life for my two boys. I will definetly be making that trip to Washington, DC, with my boys to hear that inaugural speech. Obama, I will continue to keep you in my prayers and support you in all that you do for our beautiful nation. Congratulations and good luck!!!
What should we do next? Continue to support him in all that he encounters to keep this nation afloat.
Steve K, Niskayuna, NY
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Inspiration and hope for the future for me, my wife, and my son Aaron, who is pictured.
What should we do next? Figure out how to engage the US population at large to conserve energy, not just with avoidance of pain, but with something great, fun and concrete that they can get out of it.
sigrid h, Kent, WA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? That believing in something (getting Obama a new home/job at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave) can really happen when you work together as a team, no matter what the odds are against you. THANK YOU all MoveOn.org pals that sat with me making calls to Texas & other states, baked yummies to raise funds, cheered on our new commander in chief at our DNC acceptance speech party (thx Kevin) and mostly all the hard work these last few weeks........ all brought together for this opportunity we all now get to enjoy!!!!Yes we can, yes we did and don't stop now.
What should we do next? Whatever is needed to make the next few months run smooth for all the little Dems coming in.
Jennifer W, Albuquerque, NM
What does Obama's victory mean to you? this morning, i opened my eyes only to have tears spring back into them for 80th time since ohio was called last night. i am moved by this victory. my faith in america and the power of democracy is restored! this is the first time that i feel my president reflects me and how i see the world, and as i settle into a new sense of faith, hope, and connectivity, i count down the days until 1/20/09. PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!
What should we do next? work on unity and economic stabilization.