Picked up from Kate's Tumblr account:
We re-elected Barack Obama, who is now the first black/mixed-race President for TWO terms.
We elected the first openly homosexual Senator…and she’s a woman.
We elected the first Asian-Amerian woman to the Senate.
We elected the first combat-wounded disabled female veteran to Congress.
Maine, Washington, and Maryland voted for marriage equality.
Minnesota voted down an anti-marriage equality amendment.
Openly misogynistic rape-apologist legislators Akin, Walsh, and Mourdock were voted the hell out…two of them by women.
Record-breaking numbers of young voters, women, and voters of color turned out DESPITE extraordinary suppression efforts and hardship in many districts.
Women and the young were the majority of the electorate for the first time in history.
For the first time in history, the electorate reflected the actual racial demographics of the country, with 28% voters of color.
Mary Gonzales, a Hispanic woman in Texas, became the first pansexual State Senator.
Puerto Rico voted to petition to become the 51st State
In other words, tonight America proved that things really, SERIOUSLY do get better and that no matter how much kicking and screaming, we are stronger in our diversity.
My only addition? Send this message exactly fifty years back in time. Read it to Betty Friedan and Martin Luther King -- who had not yet published her book or marched on Washington. Tell them that the young people they're speaking to now will live to see this. Sometimes dreams actually do come pretty damn close to true.