Tuesday night, Edward “Ted” Kennedy passed away. His battle with brain cancer over.
Kennedy battled his demons, he had his failings, but as a Senator he fought for the American people with integrity and passion. He fought for civil rights, equal rights, and fairness. We have him to thank for many of things we take for granted today such as the American with Disabilities Act, Cancer funding, Meals on Wheels, Title IX, sCHIP-Children’s Health Insurance, minimum wage increases, saving Social Security in the 1980s, and so much more. He earned the respect of his colleagues no matter which side of the aisle they were from.
You can see a tribute to Senator Kennedy on the Edward M. Kennedy memorial website.