Medicare for All is not a pie-in-the-sky idea. It is simply transforming our current health care system – one that we are all currently paying for in multiple ways – into one where no one has to decide between paying rent and seeing a doctor.
Sweet’s mission at the statehouse has been to expand democracy, which is what motivates her to run in this election as well. In 1996, she helped write a bill to create clean elections in Maine through a public financing system that takes corporate money and influence out of politics.
We are in an unprecedented time of pandemic and economic crisis. When we are being asked to stay home, having a home to stay in is a right, not a privilege. Countless families already face difficulties making their next rent payment in normal times.
“We are proud to endorse Betsy Sweet as she fights for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, free college, and ending mass incarceration and deportation,” said Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats.