Statement From Senator Kevin Parker On The Inauguration Of President Barack Obama

Kevin S. Parker

January 21, 2009

“ Today marks an historic moment for our country. I congratulate President Barack Obama on this historic election and inauguration. This is a celebration of our thriving democracy and a celebration of our nation's first African-American president.

President Obama made clear what we all know: the challenges we face are significant, and change won’t happen overnight. However, it is important for all of us to take responsibility to make our country strong like it used to be.  We are one nation united and ready to get to work, with a President ready to lead us. I  can now look towards the future with optimism and urge everyone to do the same.”