Ady Barkan, a lawyer, author and activist who was diagnosed with ALS four years ago, gave an impassioned speech using a speech generating device at the Democratic National Convention this past week. Barkan has been a fierce advocate for Medicare For All, sharing that “nearly 100 million Americans do not have sufficient health insurance”. Barkan’s ALS diagnosis has only underscored his commitment to fight for a bill that guarantees all Americans have health care they deserve.
Listen to Ady Barkan’s full speech here:
To learn more about Barkan and his work in activism, read his profile in Politico Magazine: The Most Powerful Activist in America Is Dying.
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