The health care repeal debate had many core-shaking moments.
One that I can't stop thinking about was when Senator Mazie Hirono, recently diagnosed with kidney cancer, took to the Senate floor and made an impassioned plea to her colleagues:
"Where is your compassion? Where is the care that you showed me when I was diagnosed with my illness? ... You showed me your care. You showed me your compassion. Where is that tonight?"
Mazie knows the importance of affordable, comprehensive health care because she's living it. That's why she and the rest of our Senate women stood strong against Trumpcare, refusing to support anything that took health care away from others.
Mazie is up for re-election next year, and we need to elect nine other EMILY's List women, too. Donate $3 to support all of them as they support all of us.
In addition to Mazie, our women running in the Senate impress me every day.
Tammy Baldwin, the first openly LGBTQ senator, strongly condemned President Trump's proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military.
As the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Maria Cantwell is investigating whether the Trump administration is interfering with the work of those combating climate change.
Dianne Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is making sure no stone is left unturned in the investigation on Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
Kirsten Gillibrand isn't giving up the fight for universal paid family leave — she's working to build bipartisan support to pass her plan to guarantee 12 weeks paid time off for new parents.
Amy Klobuchar has called on the Trump administration to rescind its request for massive amounts of voter data — including social security numbers and birth dates — even suggesting that the committee that issued the request go "jump in Lake Superior."
Claire McCaskill is running a tough re-election race in a state that President Trump won last year, but she's stood strong against his harmful policies, voting against Trumpcare at every stage. Now, she's using the August recess to work with a bipartisan group of senators to make health care even better and more accessible.
Jacky Rosen is our newest addition to this group — she's taking on Trumpcare's Deciding Vote Dean Heller, the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate. I'm SO excited to watch her take his seat in November. No better woman for the job!
While Kid Rock may be toying with the idea of running for Senate in Michigan, Debbie Stabenow is focusing on working for her constituents. She introduced a bill allowing people to buy into Medicare at age 55 — a major step towards making health care more affordable and accessible.
Elizabeth Warren kicked off the year holding Trump nominee Jeff Sessions accountable, and she hasn't stopped there. Last month, she grilled Trump's pick to oversee regulations on Wall Street, criticizing his "30-year career spinning through the revolving door in the private sector." Reports say he was left "visibly shaken."
Our Senate women fight for us every. single. day.
Let's make sure they have everything they need to head to the Senate again next year. Donate $3 to fight for them:
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