Wednesday, March 23, 2016
One Election Day in Louisiana
Presidential elections are exciting. That's obvious. But one of the things I love about working here at the Democratic National Committee is that our job isn't just to elect our next Democratic president or do everything we can to support the amazing one we have now -- even though that's so, so important. I love that a big part of what we do is to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in all 50 states who get to make a real difference in people's lives in ways you may not even think about.
November 21st, 2015 was probably not a day that sticks in your mind, but it was a big one for us here at the DNC because we got to see just how much elections matter. Because that Saturday was Election Day in Louisiana, and after eight years of failed Republican leadership under Gov. Bobby Jindal, the people of Louisiana made their voices heard loud and clear by electing a Democrat, John Bel Edwards, who campaigned on a promise of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. And on his second day in office this January, he did just that -- giving 300,000 Louisianians access to potentially life-saving care.
Today marks the sixth anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, and there are so many more stories like this one in Louisiana that this law made possible. But there can be so many more, and that's where we come in. By electing Democrats this November, we can continue the work President Obama started -- not only when it comes to expanding access to health care, but on so many more issues that affect our daily lives and those of our fellow Americans.
That's why I'm asking you to add your name today, so we can give Democrats the support they need, and have more success stories for years to come:
Thanks for being a part of this. We can't do it without you.
Amy K. Dacey
Chief Executive Officer
Democratic National Committee