Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Times, They Are A Changin'

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference."

-President Elect Barack Obama

Nearly 100 years ago, my great grandmother and aunts marched throughout the streets of New York City and demanded that their voices be heard! They marched for the right to vote, for the equality of their voices to be heard and recognized, and for the opportunity to make a choice. Nearly 100 years later, I cast a vote and America shared and echoed my voice and my choice. Our voices were heard. They were the difference. Waking this morning, I feel that change isn't just on the rise, it has begun, it will become, it will continue, it is inevitable, a better world is possible.

Yes we can.
We did.
We will continue.

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