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Lola B, Vienna, MO
What does Obama's victory mean to you? We all did it! We WILL remember our participation to get here counted! Lola Bogue; Vienna, Missouri
What should we do next? Work hard with continued dedication to be participants and not just observers in our country!
Mian W, Long Beach, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? It means a lot. It is indescribale.History is made. It is proven that we are a great nation and nothing is impossible in the United States of America.
What should we do next? We should reach across the lines to all, reunite and provide full support to the new President in moving ahead.
Julie B, San Mateo, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Obama's victory means we can all exhale after eight long years of holding our breath! Oddly, today I just realized that I have been so cynical that I had not noticed the American flags that a couple of local businesses (along my walk to my office) display. They've probably been there the entire time, and today, it was as if I'd seen our proud flag dancing with pride in the cool, San Francisco morning breeze. That really made me wonder how for over a year, I had never noticed those flags? Maybe it's not the flags themselves, but the poor representation that I associated with the last eight years' administration, and the loss of hope for anything better. Thank you to all who voted, and I mean everyone, no matter who you voted for. The only way to help in making change is by getting involved, and I believe Barack Obama, with a background in community organizing, and great visions, and ideas of change, that we will come together in a team effort to tackle this great challenge before us, and start repairing not only our nation, but our own lives, and how other nations view us as a whole. Thank you.
What should we do next? We should continue to do whatever we can in our everyday lives to better ourselves, our families, and most importantly, our fellow people--this means everyone on Earth. Let's work with our local governments to help elect the best officials, write letters, volunteer, do what we can to improve our quality of community, country, and life in general. "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." --Maya Angelou
Kymm W, Raleigh, NC
What does Obama's victory mean to you? What Obama's victory means to me is that "change" must first start within ourselves so that the change in America will be lasting.
What should we do next? Pray for all that he desires to do will be done with the help of the right people at the right time which is NOW!
carl j, aurora, MN
What does Obama's victory mean to you? new life , new breathe , new changes for a better place than we found it..
What should we do next? dont' ask me that i'm taking a break from all this
Josie P, Salem, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Feels as if a weight is lifted off the country and the world.A new era is being ushered in.''Hope is not what you expect,it is what you would never dream''....I like that one. I suppose a many ''dreams'' are coming true as of election night?
What should we do next? Keep up the enthusiasm and support that has been going on. Let all the skeptics and McCain supporters know that the exact right choice was made.PEACE.
shauna m, alexandria, VA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I felt that obama was something special! I volunteered for the campaign in VA, where I live, and tried to get others as well. I attended the final rally in manassas, va because if history was made I wanted to be able to say I was there. This is historic in many ways and I am proud to say I was involved!
What should we do next? some how we must stay involved to ensure the things that we were so passionate about become reality!
Chris M, el Segundo, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? This is a new beginning of a new era for America. One of shared vision and hope for the future.
What should we do next? Stay connected, give input keep alive with hope and the promise of this historical time in our history.
Patrick N, Brooklyn, NY
What does Obama's victory mean to you? To me this victory is more than just ending the atrocities of a bitter right wing administration and preventing it to continue. It's about what we've done, as individual citizens, to make ourselves actually be a part of the campaign and vote with a feeling that it actually means something. Before Obama arose from relative obscurity I had never been involved in a campaign, but this was different than any other campaign to come before (in my lifetime, anyhow) and he is not the type of person you usually find in politics. He's one of us, who sees the problems as they are and gives us honest ways to go about resolving them without lying to our faces...he admits his faults and encourages you to admit yours and grow with him as we pick ourselves up and blossom into a peaceful and prosperous nation, which in turn will hopefully create a world of equivalent stature. He's the hope we've all knew was out there but never knew what form it would take or when it might appear, and he has the intelligence and common sense to know that it won't be easy, all that is ahead, but that we need to get through it together, for without each other we are divided, and division comes with a cost we can no longer afford to pay.
What should we do next? Obama asked us to help him, he said he would listen, so now it's time to stand up and speak out, to make ourselves heard and to not sit back and be complacent as we have been for far too long now.
Donna G, Baton Rouge, LA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I've been with Obama since day one. I feel like I've worked hard, convinced others to vote for the right person. And this time, the person I chose and wanted WON!! After seeing and hearing him Tuesday late night, my aunt called. She's 70 years old. She yelled "Obama, Obama, Obama". At that moment I realized that Obama won and I voted for him because of my aunt Ruby. She has fought for civil rights in the 50's-60's, she sat at those counter tops in Woolworths, she rode the bus, she knocked on doors and she prayed and waited for change. She told me she didn't think she would see this change in her lifetime, "now they can walk on me". I thank my Aunt Ruby for fighting for this day for making this possible for me and this country and this world.
What should we do next? Continue to educate, educate, educate. Because there is something to strive for; the bar has been raised and it's time for us to rise up to the bar.
Shirley H, Keyport, NJ
What does Obama's victory mean to you? It means peace. He was able to bring most blacks and whites together. I see great things happening in this country.
What should we do next? Wait and give him time to accomplish all that he needs too. It cannot be done in a day and it's going to take a lot of time and work.
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.
Judith D, Denver, CO
What does Obama's victory mean to you? We shed tears of joy and hope. I voluteered as a driver for convention and made phone calls. When our yard signs disappeared, my husband got creative.
What should we do next? Live a healthier live style to take pressure off the health care system. Each make one donation of time or money to a person in need or an organization that assists such individuals.
Janine R, Norfolk, VA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Being able to help seniors register for an absantee ballot, bringing a smile to those faces, knowing their voice still counted!
What should we do next? Millions should help Obama bring the change that President Obama engaged us in.
Ruby B, Lithonia, GA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? This means that all of the pioneers that took the real lumps during the Civil rights movement did not take them in vein. I also believe that when a black person makes reference to electing a brother in office we are not just talking about our brother but everyones brother. Finally we are realizing we are all brothers and sisters.
What should we do next? We should get behind him and do as he asked in his victory speech and figure out ways we can be contributing citizens to this country.