I am Kristin Fine, Campaign Manager for Brigid Shea, candidate for Travis County Commissioner. And I am happy to say, Brigid Shea gives me health care!
At 27 years old, I am living my passion. My career in politics began when I was 19. I have since worked on political campaigns in 17 states around the country.
As my colleagues will affirm, this work is not for the faint of heart. The hours are notoriously long and the pay can be painfully low. But we civic-minded citizens forge ahead, armed with our ideals and our principals, aligned with our candidates on a mission to change those systems that don’t work. And, as we all know, our health care system has not been working.
But on this day, as millions of uninsured Americans begin to sign up for affordable health care, it gives me great pleasure to share with you that Brigid Shea offers her staffers employer-sponsored health insurance. Brigid recognizes our nation’s health care system is broken. And, she understands how undemocratic it is to ask her workers to campaign on her behalf while leaving them alone to wrangle with the bureaucratic processes and high costs of obtaining medical insurance.
“This is a profession where employees really have been taken advantage of,” Brigid says. “As leaders and people running for office, we need to walk the talk. We should be offering employer-sponsored health insurance to our staff.”
Brigid is known around town as a trailblazer. She’s a proven reformer and a true Democrat who leads by example. Campaigning costs money, and for many political operations the concept of health care for staffers never even comes up. But Brigid is challenging her fellow candidates to turn this unhealthy practice around.
That’s why I’m leading the charge for my candidate Brigid Shea. I care deeply about the work I perform. Brigid’s choice to sponsor employee health care shows me she cares just as deeply about me.
I implore you to join me in our campaign to put Brigid Shea on the Travis County Commissioners Court. Now that I have your attention, I invite you to become a supporter. Volunteer to campaign with us. Get involved!
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