b-activists: The passing of an immigrant rights advocate, Senator Edward Kennedy
Breakthrough is very sad at the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy. As a new staff person at Breakthrough three years ago, I was sent down to D.C. to cover an immigrant rights rally on the hill. Ted Kennedy was the guest speaker that day. I was extremely excited to see him in person for the first time and the excitement of the audience showed they felt the same. He gave the movement hope and from him we saw a great potential for change.
As they say, he was the “people’s Senator” and from the reaction that day from the thousands that showed up to hear him speak, he made the people proud.