When President Barack Obama strode to the podium to be sworn into office for his second term on Monday, January 21, I will admit, I took pride in the fact that I helped put him there.
As a proud first-time voter, I had a say in who became the president. Sure, my vote was only one of 126 million cast in the 2012 presidential election, but it was significant. In fact, according to statistics, young people ages 18 to 29 made up 19 percent of the voters and 60 percent of them voted for President Obama. I am proud to be part of that statistic.