Some of the biggest news coming out of Virginia’s political scene recently has been the General Assembly passing a state budget that includes expanding access to Medicaid — something Democrats have been trying to do for years. The expansion now gives upwards of 400,000 low income Virginians access to affordable health care.
Last night, Danica Roem went on Rachel Maddow’s show to discuss the new budget and the Medicaid expansion. I think the biggest take away from the interview is Danica’s comments that elections matter, but you have to continue your activism even after election day. You have to lobby your elected officials and educate the public on a continuous basis if you want to see real change.
Here’s a link to video of the interview for those who are interested in watching it.