Her name is Laura C., and she lives in Texas. When Obamacare opponents continue to try to block efforts to expand coverage — going so far as to shut down the government because of their opposition — it’s Laura’s future they’re threatening.
Laura shared her story with us this week. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor who was denied coverage by insurance companies for years due to her pre-existing condition. Now, thanks to Obamacare, she can finally get covered. This isn’t statistics, or politics, this is Laura’s life. And here’s what she says: “Obamacare gives me hope for my future.”
She’s not alone. As of October 1, millions of Americans now can enroll in more affordable health coverage, for the first time ever. Yet opponents of the law are still spreading misinformation. But you can do something! Here are two things you can do right now to make sure your friends and family are ready to get covered:
Friends, the Affordable Care Act is the single biggest advancement for women’s health in a generation. Because people like you fought to make this law a reality and have stood up in support of this law against attack after attack, Obamacare will make affordable health care a reality for millions more Americans. That’s an amazing victory we can all be proud of.
It’s so important to speak out, spread the word, and make sure everyone you know can get enrolled in new plans, and take advantage of these new benefits. Today is proof of just how powerful we can be when we stand together.
Thank you for doing everything you can to protect every woman’s right to accessible, affordable health care, no matter what.
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of Americ
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We’re getting stronger, and we’re expanding in states and at the local level so we can be even more involved as this fight moves to city and state legislatures around the country. Gun violence is a problem that won’t be solved until we get laws on the books that will protect all communities, and we’re going to be calling on grassroots supporters like you to join forces with us and solve this problem. Someday, when we look back at this year, we will remember it as the moment that launched a movement that changed everything — or the time we had real progress within our reach, but lacked the strength to seize it. Please watch this video, share it with your friends and family, and like us on Facebook: http://www.demandaction.org/oneyearlater
Thanks, and get ready for an exciting year ahead,
Shannon Watts Founder Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
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It’s because of people like you that we’ve seen so much progress on this issue in the last year. But this fight isn’t over, and changing your Facebook photo is a simple way to show your friends and family that you’re in it for the long haul.
Change your profile photo — for the 26 children and educators, including my mom, who were killed one year ago, and for the 33 Americans who are murdered with guns every single day:
And if you ever feel disheartened by the politics in Washington around this issue, think of my mom and all the people we’re doing this for. We can’t give up before we pass the common-sense laws that will make us all safer.