We are mere days away from the Tuesday, Aug. 4 election, and our opportunity to Vote YES on Amendment 2 to expand Medicaid.
For many of us, myself included, we have been fighting for this for years. When I first walked the marble floors of our state capitol to lobby for Medicaid Expansion, my oldest was with me – only a few months, old bobbing along in her baby Bjorn. She now considers herself a “tween” –that’s at least how long we’ve been raising the moral call for Medicaid Expansion.
It has been far too long. Far too many Missourians – including people I know and love – have suffered and died without Medicaid Expansion.
Clergy and people of faith in Missouri have been at the forefront of the fight to expand Medicaid for 10 years because we know firsthand how our people have suffered without it. Our faith traditions tell us that we must care for ALL people.
THE REV. DR. TERESA DANIELEY
St. Louis Champions Organizer
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