This is Lauren with her Obama T-shirt, name tag, button, and "I Voted" sticker. I phoned about thirty people, mostly leaving phone messages, just reminding them to vote. They were very nice, especially the younger ones, and I was so glad to know how to say "Des Moines" correctly. Most had already voted. I only had one guy say, "Yeah, I voted, but I didn't vote for Obama," to which I answered, "Well the most important thing is that you voted -- great job."
I had a great time being with other Mountain View community members who cared about a cause I believed in. I also felt great being part of a national movement, and when I saw that Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Iowa had gone blue (these were the states I had personally called to), I felt personally gratified. Even though my participation was tiny and late in the process, it was a start, and perhaps in the future I can do more.
It was great to see Obama win this election. San Francisco's been excited for a long time, and quite a few of my friends have worked long hours on this campaign.
That said, Prop 8 in California passed, which is eliminating the right of same sex couples to marry. It's sad -- No on Prop 8 was up in the polls, but as the election approached, it fell behind. I can't wait for another chance to vote on it.
Go Obama! Yes we can!