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T-Boz: Vote on Tuesday like your health depends on it


As a mother, I know that I have a responsibility to vote on Election Day for many reasons, and when I walk in that booth to cast my ballot, I will be thinking of not only my own children but other kids and their parents all across the country who deserve access to quality, affordable health care.

As a parent, my main responsibility is the health and safety of my daughter, Chase, and my son, Chance. I’m sure parents everywhere can relate to that. As nurturers and providers, we embrace our role to protect our loved ones but we also need to make sure that our laws and elected officials reflect our priorities and our values.

And as I personally continue to battle sickle cell disease, it is very clear that my own health is very much tied to me being able to take care of my children. That’s really what the health care fight and this election is all about—the well-being of our families.

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