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OBAMA of course

If Canada is better on top, maybe America can now become a better bottom.

Parties all over the place. Back almost six years ago now, there was *Jordan, who was one of 28 grrls in our college production on V-Day 2003, "The Vagina Monologues." Jordan approached me for some help on a difficult part of the show: the last time she'd been on stage was in 7th grade, "Peter Pan." Now she was a trembly Freshwoman. Jordy and I worked together, and she ended up doing a beautiful job. These days she's been in and out of India working with kids in ESL, and was an organizer for Barack in the SW United States.

So I sent her the following slogan, which was written on the wall of a house party in Northern New Jersey [where I am at the moment:]

Rosa sat so that
Martin could walk so that
Barack could run so that
Our children could fly.

That's what it's all about: flying. Hope in the future and flying out into the sun to meet it.

I'm immensely proud of B and Jordan and all the kids who voted for the first time and who are now part of history ---- not history in the making, history in the record books. And as our new President says, we have not accomplished anything yet beyond achieving the chance to change, to accomplish great things.

Yes We Can.

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elvenforever
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Brad, I am stealing that slogan and reposting it, with a link back here, in my journal.

Wow. So true and so profound.

And I'm so glad you were at a house party in New Jersey when this all went down. What a great place to be to ring in a new era.
silverplate88
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
O Amy afraid you cannot "steal" this, I think it was a copy of something that's gone national already! Friends at the airport completed it for me!
sidus_carmen
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
I'm one of those that voted for the first time this year and I'm happy :)
silverplate88
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
And I'm happy that *you* are!
gothicotter
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
I voted for the first time this year as well. I was so *nervous*!

It was easier than I thought it would be. :)
sidus_carmen
Nov. 7th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
Haha, same, both on nerves and ease :D I was like, "Ahh! I'm going to do something wroooong!" and then "Oh. That's not that hard or anything. Go me 8D"
silverplate88
Nov. 7th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
I think these are cute, from Otter and Carmen. When I was an Election Officer in my precinct in Vermont for a couple of elections, I had to be SUPER careful to only answer questions about HOW to cast a vote [we used pencils and papers, magnetic pencils which could be read by an MICR machine [which the "ballot box" actually was]]....HOW to vote, not FOR WHOM to vote or on which side of some issue.

These are cute because ---- I'm sure if they came to my polling place I would have gotten immediately "fired" == hard to do since we're all volunteers == because I would have started gabbing with them about all kinds of non-election things :P
gothicotter
Nov. 8th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, yes! We'd have been kicked out almost immediately!
gothicotter
Nov. 8th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
Me too. I mean, I called my boyfriend right after I got finished because I was so proud of myself. He just thought my gleefulness was funny seeing as he's 10 years my senior & voting is something he's used to. :D
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