Today's single payer post: Adrian Campbell
Now married and a dedicated public speaker, Adrian Campbell Montgomery, 26, is cancer-free and ready to make her first longshot foray into politics.
She is running as a Democrat for Livingston County commissioner, challenging a Republican who has held the seat for 14 of the last 16 years. The area is considered heavily Republican.
Montgomery, a Hartland High School graduate, says her "Sicko" experience charged her to take action in her hometown. The district covers Hartland and Tyrone townships in northern Livingston County.
"I'm more politically aware now," she said. "I'm thriving on this. I really want to pursue a career in politics."
But Adrian isn't through with the health care issue.
She is the Michigan organizer for a National Day of Health Insurance Protest on Thursday (June 19, 2006) at 3 p.m. outside the Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan Building, 500 E. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit. The goal is to bring attention to legislation for a single payer health care system, HR 676, or Medicare for All.
"It is time to end profits on people's lives!" Adrian says.
For more information, please contact Adrian via E-mail at adrian4commissioner [@] gmail.com.