Opinion: Parenthood Made it Real for Me; Don’t Repeal Healthcare Law

WASHINGTON — The night of the 2016 election, my wife and I went to sleep stunned, like most Americans, that Donald Trump had won the White House. When we woke up the following morning we found out we were going to have a baby.

America is the greatest country on earth, and has provided me as well as my family with so much. While I am a Democrat, when I found out that I was going to be a father to a beautiful baby girl, I put partisanship aside. Like so many other Americans, I want our country to succeed.

As a parent, providing for my family has become priority number one. That means worrying about my daughter’s well being, finding a home with a great school district, what neighborhoods are the most family friendly and how to teach my daughter to take pride in her American and Hispanic heritage.


File photo on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC.