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Health Care Heroes: The advocate, the community leader, and the veteran

We've got our work cut out for us this fall.

This week, in a high-stakes Texas court case, Republicans are trying – again – to dismantle the ACA and kick millions of people off their health care plans. They've failed so far in Congress, so they're turning to the courts.

This ongoing assault makes one thing clear: the Election Day stakes couldn't be higher for those of us committed to health care for all. Which is why now is a good time to check in with our next three Health Care Heroes.

Please contribute now to support some of the toughest fighters for health care in some of the toughest races.

Katie Hill (CA-25) grew up in the heart of her district in northern Los Angeles, and is building a campaign powered by local grassroots supporters. As a longtime advocate for the homeless, and the daughter of a registered nurse and a police officer, she knows that communities are happiest and safest when all people have access to the care they need. Her opponent, Stephen Knight, has spent his career telling his constituents what they want to hear while doing the exact opposite. He paints himself as a moderate, but has voted in line with Trump 99% of the time. And, after weeks of reassuring people he wouldn't take away their health care, he voted to repeal the ACA anyway.

In upstate New York, Antonio Delgado (NY-19) is running to defeat first-term representative John Faso. Antonio worked his way up from a working-class neighborhood in Schenectady to become a community leader, Rhodes Scholar, and respected attorney. The father of young twin boys, he’s fighting to make sure no family has to choose between putting food on the table or paying for health care. John Faso was approached by a young mother who’d suffered multiple strokes and had a benign brain tumor. Faso looked her in the eye, told her he wouldn’t vote to take anyone’s health care away, and hugged her. Less than 100 days later, he broke his promise when he voted for Trumpcare, despite the fact that it would take coverage away from 24 million people.

Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran Jason Crow (CO-06) has focused his civilian life on supporting his fellow soldiers. He’s spent hundreds of hours mentoring veterans reentering civilian life, and has fought tirelessly to ensure they get the care they need. Jason's Republican opponent, Mike Coffman, has been looking to repeal the Affordable Care Act since the day it passed. Recently, Coffman-aligned PACs began running misleading ads attacking Jason’s military service.

Please chip in now to bring Katie, Antonio, and Jason to Congress and build the movement to protect American health care!


Posted on September 6, 2018.

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Joe Kennedy III represents Massachusetts' 4th District in Congress. A principled and passionate advocate for economic, social, and racial justice, Joe is working to improve access to quality, affordable health care, and is determined to fight for all who call this country home.

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