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.




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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.