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[100 DAYS] DAY 17: GLOBAL P H E N O M

They love you! They really love you! You have been a firm, yet compassionate global leader. Your stance on improving American economics propelled us to be recognized as a country who values production and, therefore, sustainable wealth. At the same time, you reiterated the value of communication when it came to protecting human rights as nations united. The posterity of the American people, I hope, … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 17: GLOBAL P H E N O M

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[100 DAYS] DAY 16: C O L L E C T I V E

Dear President Obama, The collective voices want to say: Thank you! Several Americans have taken to social media to create pages expressing their gratitude for what your administration accomplished and sought after these past eight-years.  Take Facebook pages, for example.  Some are small (84 likes or less) and some are quite large (200+). No matter the size, let me tell you, there are several! Here are … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 16: C O L L E C T I V E

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[100 DAYS] DAY 15: CLOTHED IN GRATITUDE

I have come across several people and organizations saying, “Thanks, Obama,” and I’ve made note so that I could share them in these 100 Days of Thanks. On Sunday, I discovered ThankUObama.us, a line designed by Joe Fresh of Chicago. Today, I see that the website has been updated and the ever popular Chance The Rapper, among other Chicago creatives like the photographer Nolis Anderson, has … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 15: CLOTHED IN GRATITUDE

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[100 DAYS] DAY 14: (OF)AMILY R E U N I O N

“And to all of you out there – every organizer who moved to an unfamiliar town and kind family who welcomed them in, every volunteer who knocked on doors, every young person who cast a ballot for the first time, every American who lived and breathed the hard work of change – you are the best supporters and organizers anyone could hope for, and I … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 14: (OF)AMILY R E U N I O N

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[100 DAYS] DAY 13: LOVE YOU, BRO.

Bromance. Hey, Mr. President, you called it yourself! Because you chose someone worthy of the Medal of Freedom, a best friend, a brother, we all got to have a little fun at your expense. The meme world is saturated with funny takes on you and Uncle Joe’s relationship. And even though you are no longer in the Oval, they are still pouring in. (There are … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 13: LOVE YOU, BRO.

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[100 DAYS] DAY 12: WITH DISTINCTION

Like many Americans, I watched the [recorded] live stream of you honoring Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction. On one hand, it comes as no surprise that you would do this for him. On the other hand, my how you continue to reinforce how much of a class act you are! A class act, Mr. President. You have had many … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 12: WITH DISTINCTION

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[100 DAYS] DAY 5: PHONE H O M E

Sometimes we can have a love/hate relationship with a place. For me, I could be extremely tired and want to go home and sleep in my own bed, but “home” was 2283.1 miles away in Seattle. Instead, a couple of us “Westside Crew” folks would run over to BoJangles to pick up a to-go bag of processed sustenance which afforded us a brief moment of fresh air, … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 5: PHONE H O M E

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[100 DAYS] DAY 3: RECENTLY…

When I took a leave from my job in 2008 to work on President Obama’s first presidential campaign, naturally there were several things running through my mind. One being would my job really hold my position for me? I was a recent University of Washington graduate and trying to make my way onto the corporate ladder. I say onto because as an employee of Nordstrom, I learned … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 3: RECENTLY…

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[100 DAYS] DAY 1: THANK YOU, OBAMA.

Dear President Barack Obama, Today is day one of one hundred days that I will use this platform to express my gratitude for what you have done for this country, this world, and for me. I find it deeply important that you, your family and administration, and all those who organized to Barack-the-Vote know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you made an impact that … Continue reading [100 DAYS] DAY 1: THANK YOU, OBAMA.