Elinor Simmons is a home care worker in St. Louis, MO, and she recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to share her story and urge U.S. Senators to vote no on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court.
Simmons is a cancer survivor so protecting the Affordable Care Act and its provisions for those with pre-existing conditions is critical for her continued access to healthcare.
Here’s some of what Ms. Simmons had to say in D.C.:
I’m proud to stand beside so many working men and women to say NO to Brett Kavanaugh today! I came to D.C. to join with all my brothers and sisters to make sure that our senators hear directly from voters.
Working people across the nation already know that Brett Kavanaugh is not the fair-minded justice we need to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
If the Senate confirms Kavanaugh, he will turn our nation’s highest court into a weapon against working people by ruling based on politics or who has the most money and power.
I didn’t have healthcare until five years ago when I was diagnosed with stage three endometrial cancer. Even though I’m healed and doing fine now, if the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh, insurance companies could use my past illness as an excuse to deny me care.
Without good, quality healthcare you can’t maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can’t stay alive. We, the people, need healthcare to have a sustainable life and to live as long as possible.
The next Supreme Court justice will play an incredibly important role in shaping laws that will impact working families every day for generations to come. So, my message to my senators, Senator McCaskill and Senator Blunt, is simple – don’t forget who put you into office. Don’t forget about the people of Missouri who stand to lose so much with this confirmation and just say NO to Kavanaugh.