Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama Wins! What's Next? [OPEN THREAD]

As we've seen all day on this blog, grassroots organizations have played a historic role in this election, inspiring and turning out voters like never before. And the tools and strategies of community organizing were instrumental as a former community organizer rose to the highest office in the land.

Those of us who are stunned that moment arrived --- that an African American former community organizer who ran on the simple idea that we, as a people, can do more together than we can do alone and that our common good must be the common purpose of our people --- we must not forget that this moment is just the beginning. Tomorrow, the work continues and the next phase begins --- as we define how this overwhelming public sentiment will translate into real policy changes and real differences in the lives of Americans clearly so desperate for change.

Tell us what you think. When we say that American voters stood together for an America that will finally work for all of us, what does that mean to you? What do you think should be at the top of the agenda for President Obama? And what do you think is the path ahead for grassroots organizations to ensure that agenda comes true?

This moment is born of the promises of our nation's past and the potential of our future. Onward.

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