November 7, 2012

For the first time in my life, I see myself and the people I love represented in our government. Mazie Hirono became the first Asian-American elected to the U.S. Senate. Tammy Baldwin became the first openly lesbian Senator. Tammy Duckworth became the first disabled woman elected to the House. An African-American president, the first, was re-elected for a second term.

This is my American family. And I’m proud to live here.

We’re not perfect, we’ve still got a lot more to accomplish. But we’re on our way. Last night, there were children watching the election results who will never know what it feels like to not feel represented in their country. Incredible.

(Photo credit: Duckworth, Baldwin, Hirono, Obama)

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