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Four generations of my family campaigned for President-elect Obama. I saw my 86-year-old grandmother get up with the energy of a 25-year-old, happily traveling to four states—Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. She brought tears to my eyes on several occasions, expressing how she grew up in a much different America…one that was separate and very unequal and how she loves being a small part of changing that. My 66-year-old mother has leg problems, but she went with us and made phone calls. She even cooked her Arkansas chili to help inspire people to register to vote. This inauguration proves that at any age, at any income, racial, social background one can make a difference!

— Denise of Chicago