This is the cause of my life. It is a key reason that I defied my illness last summer to speak at the Democratic convention in Denver—to support Barack Obama, but also to make sure, as I said, "that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American...will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not just a privilege." For four decades I have carried this cause—from the floor of the United States Senate to every part of this country. It has never been merely a question of policy; it goes to the heart of my belief in a just society. Now the issue has more meaning for me—and more urgency—than ever before. But it's always been deeply personal, because the importance of health care has been a recurrent lesson throughout most of my 77 years.Here are some reports about the town hall meeting on Monday.
— Ted Kennedy
- SouthernFemaleLawyer, Post Town Hall Post
- SouthernFemaleLawyer, I'm With Beth
- Read Beth's story at Open Pen
- Open Pen, Setting the Liars Straight
Let's give him another reception shall we? He will be in Carter County tomorrow and in Kingsport on Wednesday of next week.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009Congressman Phil Roe: 3:00 to 4:30 PM - CARTER COUNTY Courthouse
810 East Elk Ave., Elizabethton, TNWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
Congressman Phil Roe: 5:30 to 7:00 PM - Kingsport Center for Higher Education
300 West Market Street, Kingsport, TN