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Four months after the birth of my son Carl, I was diagnosed with ALS. I had coverage, but the insurance company broke their promise. I had to sue them to cover my ventilator. Now I pay $9k per month in medical bills.

Many people have stories like mine. Do you?

#Election2020
How has the US #healthcare system impacted your life, personally? The world needs to hear your story. Record yourself speaking about it.

Here’s how:

* Orient your phone whichever way feels comfortable
* Film in a quiet area
* Speak in complete sentences

#DemDebate2
Then post it on twitter and tag @BeAHeroTeam so we can elevate your story.

When we choose to turn our personal struggles into powerful action, we become heroes. #BeAHero! There is so much at stake for people across this country - please do your part.

#DemocraticDebates2020
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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
U.S. Judge charged with helping innocent refugees flee ICE raids targeting families. #BeAHero nytimes.com/2019/04/25/us/…
U.S. County Attorney in Texas arrested for rescuing family of refugees and providing basic aid. #BeAHero splinternews.com/just-a-normal-…
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Furious about Kavanaugh? Don’t just sit there. We need your power. The truth is, there’s a LOT you can do. We may only have four days until the final vote, and your voice is needed now. This is a thread about what’s coming, and how you can help. Please follow along and share. 1/
What's next with Kavanaugh? On Wednesday, McConnell sets wheels in motion by filing for cloture. Senate rules require an intervening day before cloture vote—so that vote will be Friday. Then 30 hours of debate & final confirmation vote as soon as Saturday night. Time is SHORT.
What about the FBI report? WSJ says it could end by Wed. Many potential corroborating witnesses won't be interviewed—nor Dr. Blasey Ford, nor Kavanaugh. Once background report is updated, only Senators will get to see it. Don't bet on it to end this fight.
thehill.com/blogs/floor-ac…
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Here’s what I just shared with @GMA: Maria and I wanted @JeffFlake to hear our pain. Both of us said: we’re going to make him hear our stories. /1
The history of this country is one of people struggling to be included. /2
That interaction @JeffFlake had with Maria and I was significant, but it was only significant because thousands of people had come forward to tell their stories and take risks for this country. #StopKavanaugh #ElevatorWomen /3
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Organizer kicking off #BeAHero rally in Bristol, Vermont, asks why there needs to be another military branch devoted to space when Americans don’t have health care. @MariInTheHouse, @AdyBarkan and @SenSanders scheduled to speak soon.
Not sure I’ve seen this before: @MariInTheHouse, nurse running for state rep, introduces her three rivals for Dem primary and lets them each plug their campaign pages. Says she “feels like I have three new brothers.”
Now @AdyBarkan speaking. Apologizes for his difficulty because of ALS (and after intense #BeAHero tour). Calls for universal health care - gets round of applause.
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This November, millions of Americans’ access to health care is on the line. Each day from #100DaysOut to midterm elections, we’ll share the story of a Little Lobbyist who needs YOU to be a #HealthCareVoter for them. THREAD 0/100
#100DaysOut “Meet our kids and think of them when you vote. Our children deserve that.” @ElenaHung202 bsun.md/2LTlco6

This November, Xiomara's access to health care is #WhatsAtStake. She needs you to be a #HealthCareVoter. 1/100

bit.ly/2K3XYtQ
#100daysout Timmy would’ve lost his insurance in the NICU if he hadn’t been born just 6 days after the #ACA banned lifetime caps on care. bit.ly/2sAzoJV

Timmy's access to health care is #whatsatstake this November. Be a #HealthCareVoter. 2/100

bit.ly/2OrNcRt
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It’s been a long day. 20 hours of poignant conversations with journalists, parents, and activists about the state of our nation and our prospects for stopping this cruel bill. But I want to talk about my wife, @rachael_scar . And about women. In America. In 2017.
Her name is Rachael Scarborough King. She is a professor of English Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. And she is Carl’s mother.
We started dating senior year of college. We had worked together at the campus rag, @ColumbiaSpec. Within weeks, I felt like we were already settled into a long-term relationship. We just fitted.
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