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Vera H, Woodside, NY
What does Obama's victory mean to you? What emerged from the voting booths across America on November 4th, 2008 was not only a glimmer of hope for a brighter future but also a very simple truth - the knowledge that fair and just leadership is essential to arresting our country's decline. Human rights, health care, education, international affairs - just some of the complex issues our complex culturally and economically diverse nation faces. Our country needs and deserves a complex, intelligent, humane, articulate and diplomatic leader - President Elect Obama has these essential leadership qualities. On Wednesday when I woke my daughter to help her prepare for school I was excited to tell her the election news. For the first time in my politically aware life I was proud to be an American and grateful to be apart of the new American dream! On Wednesday, we witnessed history together as a family, community, and country. President Obama, with the help of his worthy Vice President and Administration, will guide us out of our backyards and off our front stoops - into the global village of the 21st century!
What should we do next? Be responsible US and World citizens, stay politically informed and involved. Be willing to make sacrifices to end the war, and ween ourselves off fossil fuels for the sake of the next generations of Americans and the environment. Hold together and work together to elevate our nation.
Grace S, Shaker Hts, OH
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I feel like I am having an out of body experience. Never in my lifetime did I think a person of African and Caucasian descent would become President. Being an African American, who was not allowed to vote until I was 21, I am still in amazement. I am very proud of how collectively we came together as one to ensure victory. Let's keep in mind that President Barack Obama will continue to need our support, and not leave him out there by himself. MoveOn, thank you for a job well done and keeping me in the loop and encouraging me to do more.
What should we do next? Keep the communication flow going; continue to use the technology that will ensure that this happens. Let's be the eyes and ears for President Obama.
Eliza C, Williamsburg, MA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I am 57, a mother, grandmother, a life-long pacifist and and protester of our government's policies. I am happy to add my voice to the chorus of "for the first time in my life..." full of hope for the whole human race. Extraordinary, like nothing that has occurred before, Joy! Infinite thanks to President Elect Barack Obama! With the support of millions, one man has changed the world!
What should we do next? I believe the best thing each of us can do is to continue our involvement, working to make real the ideals we all voted for.
liz s, geneva, OH
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Obama's presidency changes everything. We have thoughtful, intelligent, culturally developed leader in this country. Americans have shown again they can speak as a powerful voice, as they did during the great movements of our time; civil rights, womens' rights, peace movements. Now the world and our children can see the ideals so clearly stated in the Constitution live. I met so many people phoning and canvassing who were so ready to "move on" that my hope was rekindled even before President-elect Obama won the election. I'm a sixty-year old (well, not that old) teacher. I'm happy for us all, but mostly for my sons' generation, that will now move this country forward. liz from Ashtabula, OH
What should we do next? Keep sending information that keeps people informed about what's going on and issues that bear watching in Congress, Supreme Court, Justice Department and so on. This could help focus the members' work.
Brytani S, norfolk, VA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? To me Obama's victory is every one's victory. For the first time I have faith in a politician. I voted for the first time this year and when I voted Obama I was voting for every one who could not vote due to inequality and injustice and for every one who could not vote because they were too young. Obama is the people's president. He has us all believing in him. I hope for the children's sake that he follows through.
What should we do next? we need to keep the flame that has us all fired up about the election and issues, rather than relying on obama to make all of the changes. If we were passionate enough to vote we need to put effort into making changes.
Tiffany P, Murrieta, CA
What does Obama's victory mean to you? It means i can have faith in my nation again. I can breath a sigh of relief, and have real hope for my chilcren. I could not feel more inspired then i do now. Thank you nation.
What should we do next? Keep him safe, keep out democracy safe. Begin the change that we so desperately need.
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.
Peggy M, Mountain City, TN
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I live in East TN, I remember one time one of my children asked me what they would have to do to become President, I told him "turn white." Being the parent of 2 bi-racial children I have seen alot but now my hope is renewed and now "I know we can" Thankyou for restoring my hope and faith in people.
What should we do next? Everything we can, because now the real job starts. This is just the beginning.
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.
Becky S, Joplin, MO
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Obama's victory means hope. Working on the MoveOn made me feel closer to the man as though I were cheering for a family member. He will make it happen, for I trust he is the BEST!
What should we do next? There is so much to be done and Obama has proven that he can prioritize as well as keep several plates in the air at once....He was very wise in choosing his team for his campaign, so I have total confidence he can and will "Make It Happen"
Adrian G, Sandy, UT
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I just kept thinking of him today and the fact that he was sitting there in his office in Chicago, thinking of ways to HELP US! After 8 years of total neglect, it is so wonderful to have a President who actually cares about us!
What should we do next? I think we should wait and see what he asks us to do. I'll bet he's got all sorts of great plans for us. We chose him, now let's let him lead us on to a great future.
Kathleen F, Talent, OR
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I wore an american flag lapel pin today. I have never felt so proud of my country as i am today. thanks michelle obama for saying that first. prayers to the first family elect and for our efforts to support eachother through these times.
What should we do next? keep tuned in...be aware of the health of the environment and our imagined fears within our human relationships.
Jane W, mayville, WI
What does Obama's victory mean to you? I'm so excited to see a transfer of power to a younger generation who are getting involved and making a difference. America got it right. The people weren't passive and stupid--smart and involved. I'm really proud. I was ready for a change.
What should we do next? Keep the dirt out of politics--focus on issues, tell us things we don't want to hear and make the world a better place-God Bless "the world."
Karen C, Portland, OR
What does Obama's victory mean to you? Ready to get to work changing the world!
What should we do next? Obama will tell us... we should help him!
charles w, portland, OR
What does Obama's victory mean to you? victory is: hope => unity
What should we do next? still working on that...