All I knew was that I had to be at Manoa Elementary School. When I arrived the school was full of people in multiple lines twisting back thru the schoolyard. My guess was that there were at least 3,000 people. I ran into many friends and old acquaintances, it was turning into a neighborhood block party.

Under a bright full moon, I saw volunteers, young people, grandpas, some of my neighbors and children playing. The energy was exciting as we all stood unified, waiting to cast our vote and participate in what would be a caucus record turnout of over 37,000 votes.

While my friends and I voted differently, we all came to the same conclusion. It is exciting to have people from all walks of life and ages turning out to be part of the political process here in Hawaii. Either way you slice it, Clinton or Obama, people showed up wanting to be counted, hoping to make a difference.

Photo By Cara M.


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