As Involved Voters, we can be proud of the time and effort we put into getting ourselves informed and helping to inform others about the issues and candidates at the national, state and local level.
We have voted our hopes instead of our fears. And I hope we have closed the door on the kind of sleazy campaigning based on lies and personal attacks that was so evident in many of the Republican campaigns this cycle.
Our work continues as we make our voices heard. We need to let our elected officials know what we think, and urge them to work for what's best for all of their constituents.
I recommend reading both McCain's concession speech and Obama's victory speech for their thoughts about how we can move beyond the election and face our current and future challenges.