This morning, the sad news that Senator Edward has died from brain cancer.
As many have already said, he was a great politician who was a great supporter of many social justice issues, and did what he could to fight those battles in Congress.
Let’s hope that his biggest legacy will be that of health care reform, and in his memory pass legislation that might actually begin to fix our broken system. From the Young Invincibles campaign, a quote from Senator Kennedy:
For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on. The cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.
More about Senator Kennedy’s work on healthcare, visit the Our Bodies, Ourselves blog.
For more reading on Senator Kennedy’s life:
Michael Tomasky at The Guardian
Harold Meyerson and Adam Serwer at The American Prospect
Thoughts from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Robert Scheer at The Nation
John Broder in the NYTimes