America is a nation of sound bites, superheroes and short memories. The disenchanted and the undecided may feel no real change happened during President's four years in office. I suggest everyone read The New Yorker's Endorsement of Barrack Obama and also keep in mind that change is seldom instant. The momentous acts of change occurring in my lifetime - the Berlin Wall, the end of apartheid, the disarming of the IRA - all were almost glacial in their pace towards fundamentally altering long held beliefs and history.
Change is slow, but the alternative is a lightning quick path backwards. And we cannot go back. As women, mothers, sisters, and daughters, we cannot allow a party, whose increased conservatism so threatens the autonomy of women's lives and health, to increase their power.
I believe the seeds of hope and change were planted when Barack Obama was elected and since becoming a United States citizen in the spring 2009, I feel extremely privileged that my first vote in a presidential election will be one to reelect him for a second term.