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Editorial

Ted Kennedy: Leader and Ally

Fall 2009

Ted Kennedy: Leader and AllyAfter decades of leadership in American politics, Senator Ted Kennedy succumbed to brain cancer in September of 2009. Throughout his career, Senator Kennedy demonstrated a passion, ability, and dedication to utilizing his privileged position on behalf of the underdogs of the American political system. He worked since the 1960s to build the foundation for health care reform, was at the forefront of civil rights and fair housing advances, stood side by side with immigrant rights groups, created cornerstone HIV legislation at the height of AIDS hysteria, and supported expanding LGBT rights. His staunch progressive leadership earned him the title "Lion of the Senate," while his ability to work across the aisle is evidenced by his legislative accomplishments. He will be remembered as a consistent ally to many.

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