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Last night, President Obama said a grateful goodbye to the American people. He was as inspiring as ever and he gave me new hope. Looking beyond the next four years or eight. Rather focusing on everyday involvement. The fundamental pillars of democracy are always worth fighting for. He laid out a simple four point outline of civic duty. In other words, how does democracy work? 

Equal Economic opportunity for All.

Moving beyond Racism.

GOVERNMENT as a vehicle for the betterment of all peoples lives.

Democracy is threatened when we take it for granted.  

 

Our proudest title, one we all share : CITIZEN. 

 

Thank you Mr. President for all your work. You inspired me to be the best version of myself. 

I can't wait to stand next to you and your family whatever you do next. 

Here are a couple of my favorite memories from the Obama years. (thus far)

2004 DNC Keynote Speech

Yes We Can Speech 2008

2008 DNC Speech

I took these on August 9,  2010 on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. I remember the Hope posters were everywhere. I pulled over and took these because of the one coming down. It felt like a metaphor for where America was with regards to the first term and the administration's priorities. As if the hope was still there but starting to decay. The President had descended back to a mortal figure. 

I took these on August 9,  2010 on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. I remember the Hope posters were everywhere. I pulled over and took these because of the one coming down. It felt like a metaphor for where America was with regards to the first term and the administration's priorities. As if the hope was still there but starting to decay. The President had descended back to a mortal figure. 

2012 Victory Speech.

Newtown. 

2017 Farewell Address.