Touching Everyone’s Lives
If you ever had a grandma fill a prescription drug that she couldn’t have paid for herself, if you ever were spared a work injury because your employer put in safety measures, if you ever had a child fill up on a decent breakfast at school instead of home --- then you are among the millions of people whose lives were helped by the relentless public service of one of our longest standing senators, Sen. Ted Kennedy.
His politics were as fiesty and scandal-torn as his live hard-die hard political family of patriarchal ruling class elite, yet he championed the marginalized and underserved for 46 years in the Senate.
The best tribute to Ted Kennedy’s life right now would be for the Massachusetts governor to appoint a senator to continue Teddy’s good fight for health care form. Since the mid-1960s, Kennedy wanted to see health care legislation that would reflect the morale backbone of a good and just nation Our fight for quality, cost control, access and choice within a system that promotes prevention and wellness should continue undaunted for our sake and for his legacy.