November 5, 2008

Tonight’s results were wonderful–not just a win, but a solid mandate. More than that, the excitement and engagement of people all over the country about this election was tangible: people spending hours in line to vote, political discussions, celebrations with family and friends.

We did it. We made a difference.

Tomorrow is the first day of the new America.

Dear Friends,

Have you noticed the sun is shining brighter this morning? And the air is just that much easier to get into our lungs. After these long dark years, America has done it. We have sent a message to the world – enough of us really do, finally, get it. This country really can do great things, huge things, phenomenal things, audacious unbelievably wonderful things. Americans can hold our heads high, finally, again. We have our first truly global president. We have just made the world a better place. Even with all this work to do, it’s already better this morning.

I was getting our daughter ready for school this morning and reminded my husband we still needed to make a lunch for her. He answered, “What, can’t she eat hope?”

And just take note … swing states to whom we sent signs and/or buttons:

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Virgina
  • Missouri

And compare, swing states that have gone blue …

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • Missouri remains too close to call, with 49.3% for Obama and 49.5% for McCain. Squeaker!

So – yes we can, yes we did – we joined hands with our friends in those states, and together with hundreds and thousands of others, we got this thing done.

We are going to have a beautiful and REAL family inhabiting the White House. A married couple who really love and respect each other and let that all show. Two beautiful little girls whose parents care for them more than anything. A role model family for us, our country, our world, front and center. Wow.


How far we’ve come…

October 29, 2008

Heard on NPR this evening:

“Rosa sat, so Martin could walk. Martin walked, so Obama could run. Obama ran, so our children can fly.

One week from tonight…we will make the differenc

We Need Your Help: We Want to Make a Difference

September 23, 2008

November 3rd update:

Get the latest election day results here: Polls & Maps:

November 2nd update:

Alaska Women Make Obama Logo
“Alaskans Chill Out” as seen on Rachel Maddow

November 1st update:

Seniors for Obama

October 30th update:

82-year-old Helen Philpot is posting 1 post a day for the final 7 days before the election. If you are undecided, please read her blog posted today. If you are Undecided, You’re Not Paying Attention.

October 28th update:

Come to Colorado for Obama

Campaigning in a swing state is the adventure of a lifetime. Barack needs you in Colorado for 2 or 4 days from 11/1 – 11/4. Catch a plane or drive! Barack needs you! Your country needs you! Learn more and sign up for Colorado.

Or Come to Las Vegas!. Learn more at
Drive for Change to Nevada.

Travel for Change Blog Entry: What It’s Like To get a taste of what it’s like to travel for change, read Wade Sanders’ post in the “Sunnyvale for Obama” blog, here:
Campaigning in Reno blog entry.

October 13th update:

It ain’t over, till it’s over…

The news looks good. As of today, Obama has a 10 point lead over McCain in most of the major national polls.

But, as the joke goes, we haven’t heard the fat lady sing.

Each day we hear more and more nasty, low and obnoxious attacks from the desperate McCain-Palin camp. Their focus is on innuendo and creating FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), and in that area, my friends, they are by far way ahead.

We are continuing to provide support wherever we can. We’ve shipped signs to OH, MO and VA, and we’re hoping to help our friends in FL and NC soon. We won’t give up until the polls close on November 4th and we know that we’ve made a difference.

Please continue to support us. Monetary donations are welcome, as are people on the ground in swing states who can join the cause. We’ll continue to post links to resources, the latest poll numbers and other relevant information.

Let’s keep up the fight–you are the difference.

October 6th update:

The response to the Betty Brigades has been incredible!

Not only do we have people mobilized in Ohio, but in Missouri, too, and we have requests coming in from Florida and Virginia, as well.

We’d love to help and we are committed to keep helping, but all of these materials cost money. If you support our cause and could help us with a donation, we would be much obliged. 100% of your donation goes towards buying (and shipping) Obama/Biden signs and buttons for swing states.

We’re not asking for a lot of money. If you can donate $50, that would be great. A donation of $100 would be wonderful, but even $25 would be helpful (Considering what Congress just approved to bail out Wall Street, that’s an incredibly tiny amount and we promise not a penny will go to anyone in any way connected to the subprime mortgage mess).

Our thanks.

Your Make a Difference Team

We Want to Make a Difference

Who are we and why are we here?

We are a group of men and women who want our voices to be heard in this presidential election.

We are frustrated by much of the misinformation and spin that’s being put forward by and for the Republican candidates.

We believe that women vote with their heads and their hearts for the best candidate regardless of gender or race, and we believe that in this election that is Obama and Biden.

Many of us live in blue states. We no longer want to talk to ourselves. We want to do more than just read and forward postings and email about what’s wrong with McCain and Palin. We’re frustrated and we want to do something about it.

We want to help the people who are campaigning on the ground in the states that are still up for grabs. We know there are people out there who need resources, ideas, and money and that’s where we can find a way to make a difference.

Looking around us, we have a lot of creative firepower to harness. We have access to smart, creative and internet savvy people who want to make a difference. We’ve created this site to bring together the people who want to help with those who need it. We will provide information and links on voter registration sites, voter drives, fundraisers, phonebanks, useful articles, and more.

We are the future and we are here to make a difference. Join us.