What I want my sons to know
Rep. Denham didn't fight for people like me. But I'll be fighting every day so that he and his colleagues in Congress are held accountable for their vote to take away health care from me and millions of others.
I’m a single mom of a 17-year-old and a 13-year-old. I’ve had a heart condition for several years, but last July, I was diagnosed with the "root of all evil,” as my family calls it: an autoimmune disease called systemic scleroderma. I rely on Medicaid to survive—and even though I’ve spoken directly to my representative, Jeff Denham, and even though he promised he’d vote against it, he rubber-stamped the AHCA.
He needs to know that my voice is real. That people in positions like me won’t forget this—and my sons, even if they can’t vote yet, will remember it, too.