Health Care For All is deeply saddened by the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy. Today, Massachusetts and the country lost its liberal lion in the Senate, the greatest legislator in our history and champion for the most vulnerable among us. But we will go forward remembering the senator’s passion and leadership and his belief that each one of us deserves the dignities of equal rights, a meaningful education, and affordable, accessible health care.
The senator dedicated his life to serving others, the state, and the country he loved. We will live into his legacy every day by carrying with us his boundless energy and eternal optimism.
I had the tremendous privilege to work for the senator and I believe there could be no greater honor for him and his life’s work than to pass meaningful health care reform now. We will continue to persevere to bring access to health coverage that will allow all of us to live the fullest, healthiest lives possible. We believe it is the right thing to do and the senator believed that too.
Thank you Senator Kennedy for all that you have done, and thank you to your family who shared you with us so generously. You will be missed, but your cause, hope and dreams will never die.
-Amy Whitcomb Slemmer