The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy leaves a void in the lives of working families that will be hard to replace, if ever it can be. Kennedy fought throughout his life with one goal in mind: to improve the lives of working people. He was crucial in the passage of the Amtrak re-authorization and the rail safety act and critical in the passage of Railroad Retirement. He championed civil rights; better education for literally millions of kids; immigration reform; women; workers’ rights; the freedom of workers to choose a union; and, of course, health care reform.
Kennedy wasn’t just a co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act. He helped create it, and he was the first to introduce it in the Senate.
His leadership will be missed.
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