Yes We Did!
It was a nail biting night but Obama came out ahead in the end and we all breathed a collective sigh of relief (with the exception of Sheldon Adelson and his billionaire G.O.P pals). We hope Obama completes what he started 4 years ago and Congress doesn’t block his initiatives to move the country forward. He has proven himself to be a tenacious fighter and is the face of a more diverse America. He has his work cut out for him—keeping the economy growing, avoiding the fiscal cliff, creating jobs—all while working with a House still firmly held by Republicans.
We hope the next 4 years bring further strides in gender equality, LGBT rights, making healthcare accessible to everyone, and making the world a greener place. Marriage equality in Maine, Maryland and Washington coupled with the election of the first openly gay woman—Senator Tammy Baldwin—really gave us something to cheer about after a difficult, Hurricane battered week.
“Tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future. I’ve never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope…” — Barack Obama