Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts passed away last night. He suffered from a brain tumor and after undergoing surgery he was unable to recover. Kennedy was one of the most influential members of the US Senate in US history. His name marks almost every large piece of legislation to affect progressive change since the 1960′s.
He often said health care reform was the “cause of his life.” In the face of the current debate over health care reform that has become increasingly violent and politically divisive, the liberal guard must band together to pass legislation including a public option for health care insurance. Besides the fact that health care reform is overdue, I say we do it for Teddy! Stand with President Obama, write to your senators and representatives and demand the passage of legislation including a public insurance option, as well as the inclusion of abortion and family planning care.
Take up the torch that Kennedy tirelessly carried on health care reform. Read the truth about health care reform and how it impacts women and families on the NARAL Pro-Choice Washington website. You can also write to your representatives from this site and make your voice heard.