Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign:
You know what makes America special, Sam? It's coming together to give everyone a chance, even when times are tough or disaster strikes.
Her story is as inspiring as it is excruciating.Theresawas 24 years old, with a baby on her hip and another on the way, when her husband was killed in a tragic workplace accident.
One thing that savedTheresa?Social Security, one major thread in our social safety net.
Without Social Security survivor benefits, who knows what would have happened toTheresaand her young family. Instead of going into poverty, she was able to go to school, build a career, and provide for her family.
Now,TheresaGreenfieldis running for the U.S. Senate in Iowa, Sam. And she's running because Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are dead set on gutting Social Security.
2020 can't be only about defeating Donald Trump. Our country's future depends on also taking back the Senate. And the road to a Senate majority goes through Iowa.
It's critical to support extraordinary candidates likeTheresa, candidates who have lived the troubles faced by many Americans, troubles that Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are ignoring (and too often, making worse.)