We write with great pride and emotion that Barack Obama was elected the President of the United States of America. Emotions ran high last night as he delivered his inspirational acceptance speech. We can’t remember the last time we cried such heartfelt tears of joy! As his victory was announced, people took to the streets in celebration with fireworks and dancing. With the roads flooded, we hugged our neighbors and embraced strangers with a message of true hope for our future. Heck even the police seemed excited! The sentiment that ran through the air is too powerful to describe in words. But today Americans should be proud of themselves. We know the world is proud of us. This the dawn of a new era of American Politics and we have officially taken our nation back!

We are also excited to announce that both Proposition 2 in California, to ban the confinement of farmed animals and Question 3 in Massachusetts, to end dog racing passed last night! We are proud of those two states for taking a stand against animal abuse and hopefully in the future we will see items like these make it to the ballots.

Now as Obama said last night, the road may not be easy but if we unite we can bring ourselves to prosperity once again. We are happy to hear that the first issue Obama plans to focus on is a new Energy Plan for our country, creating jobs and ending our dependence on oil. Trust us we are more than excited to celebrate, but we must brace ourselves for the next few years. But please note, our democracy is strong and revolutions exist in the power of the vote! We voted for change and now lets get it!

Thank you to all the campaign workers who knocked on doors and stayed late at phone banks, thank you to all the volunteers and members of Move On, thank you to all the hard workers at Power Vote, and thank you America for making your voice be heard loud and clear!

“This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.”  -President Barack Obama on November 4, 2008