Laura Waldman, 25, works for GrowNYC and lives in Brooklyn
"During his inaugural address, Obama talked a lot about responsibility, and I think that’s a great place to pick up from because I think we’re entering a time of drastically new paradigms."
Waldman said when she voted for Obama she got choked up and felt sure he was going to win and was proud to be living at this time in history. But, she admitted to being disappointed since then.
"I wish he was taking more action on off-shore drilling, but I know he inherited a difficult situation. ... I'd like to see him pioneer some drastically new measures, particularly when it comes to the environment. I’d like to see democracy become more direct. It’s up to us. There’s only so much that can happen from above. What are we doing in our daily lives?"