U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says the upcoming November election will present Americans with a choice between being a country “where tens of thousands of people die from a virus or one where the American dream lives.”
“Do we want to be a country where millionaires get to dodge taxes or one where working families get a break? Do we want to be a country where medical bills bury people in debt or one where healthcare is affordable for all?” the Madison Dem asked in a three-minute address to the Dem National Convention ahead of Joe Biden formally accepting the Dem presidential nomination.
Baldwin said she believed Americans already knew how to respond to those questions, which was why “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the only answer in this election.”
She shared her own experience of being hospitalized for three months at a young age, seeing her grandparents pay out-of-pocket for her expenses and later in life struggling to find healthcare coverage because of her pre-existing condition.
Baldwin said the experience motivated her to serve in public office and touted the Affordable Care Act, Biden and former President Obama’s signature piece of legislation that ensures protection for pre-existing conditions.
“Here in Wisconsin, our state motto is just one word: ‘Forward,’” she said. “This November, let’s move forward and never look back.”