My letter to the editor supporting Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate appears in the Northwoods River News:
Tammy Baldwin will protect seniors’ benefits
To the editor:
In September, I had the honor of attending the Democratic National Convention as one of the delegates from Wisconsin.
One of the highlights of the convention was the delegation breakfast each morning, which featured great food and wonderful speakers such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Russ Feingold and Gov. Jim Doyle.
At our final breakfast, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin gave a lovely tribute to Sen. Herb Kohl, especially praising his work on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Since Tammy was raised by her grandparents, she saw at an early age how important Medicare and Social Security are to helping seniors stay independent. She talked about how much Sen. Kohl’s leadership on the Aging Committee to prevent elder fraud and abuse has meant to her and all of us with older parents and grandparents who we love dearly but can’t always be with 100 percent of the time.
I didn’t know much about Tammy Baldwin before that breakfast but I left secure in the knowledge that if elected to the U.S. Senate, she will do everything possible to secure Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security for my parents, who are retired. I know Tammy Baldwin will make sure those programs – which she calls “promises,” not programs – are financially solvent when my siblings and I retire in a few decades.
I trust Tammy Baldwin to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Vote for Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate.