11:35 AM Eastern - Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Workforce Champions #the-healthcare-law

Champions are rarely born. They are made by being tested. They are made by being tried and by persevering.

SEIU Healthcare has committed to bringing our voices, hearts and minds to create healthcare champions. Now, more than ever, we need to elect real leaders who will stand with us.

We will support candidates who will stand up to the harmful vision of the Ryan/Romney budget that would dismantle Medicaid and end Medicare as we know it.

We will create more champions for the 99%, like Senator Ted Kennedy, who will fight for affordable, quality healthcare and fight healthcare injustice in all its forms.

And we will hold accountable members of Congress who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away its benefits and protections. On the campaign trail, in town halls, in our communities and work places, we will tell the stories of our patients who have new lives thanks to this law and say no to those who would end it.

We will do this by uniting our voices and taking action. Stand outs, stand ups, action alerts, door-knocking - we are ready to do it all.

We will also shape healthcare champions by sharing a vision of the healthcare system we dream about building.

One that delivers the highest quality care and good jobs.

One that invests in long term care and prepares for the demand to come.

One that realizes the value of our skills and talents and creates the pathways for every worker to succeed.

And for the healthcare champions who share our vision, we will be there. As we will be there to re-elect our greatest healthcare champion, and our President, Barack Obama.

Now is the time. This is the moment. We are ready.

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