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Karen’s Story

In 2015, Karen Agatone found out that her daughter had a lethal genetic abnormality and would die within the womb or shortly after birth. Karen,

In 2015, Karen Agatone found out that her daughter had a lethal genetic abnormality and would die within the womb or shortly after birth. Karen, in consultation with her family and doctors, made the difficult decision to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks so that her daughter wouldn’t needlessly suffer.

Karen’s story is why Governor Wolf fights for women’s rights.

“It’s a huge sense of relief to know that I live in a state where my Governor, Governor Wolf, puts his full trust in me to make decisions for my own body and my own family,” said Karen Agatone. “If it weren’t for me being able to choose what was best for my family and what was best for my first baby, I wouldn’t have my son today.”

Governor Wolf is a long time supporter of a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions. That’s why when the Republican legislature sent him the most restrictive anti-choice bill in the country, he vetoed the bill. He believes that the people of Pennsylvania should be free to make their own decisions, and that government shouldn’t intrude into the doctor’s office.

At a time when Republicans in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg are launching assault after assault on women’s rights, Governor Wolf has never been stronger in his commitment to standing up against the Republicans and fighting for the rights of the women of Pennsylvania.

He’s fought for equal pay for equal work, increased access to birth control, and launched “It’s On Us PA,” the first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault in schools and on college campuses.

Under Governor Wolf’s leadership, Pennsylvania has made a lot of progress to protect and expand women’s rights. And we need to make sure we defend and continue that progress.

Pennsylvania is in the World Series

The Phillies and the Pirates didn’t make the World Series, but Pennsylvania is still in it.

The Phillies and the Pirates didn’t make the World Series, but Pennsylvania is still in it.

Yes, you read that right — even though the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros are duking it out for the championship, Pennsylvania is still out there on the field.

Majestic Athletic is the official provider of on-field uniforms for all 30 Major League Baseball teams, including the Dodgers and Astros, and they are made right here in Easton, Pennsylvania.

But if it wasn’t for Governor Tom Wolf, those uniforms might not have been made here and hundreds of workers would have lost their jobs.

While I wish the Phillies or the Pirates were the ones playing in the World Series, it makes me proud to know that no matter who wins, it will be Pennsylvania-made uniforms that get drenched in champagne.

If you’re proud of that too, then you should watch and share this video about how Governor Tom Wolf helped save the Majestic Athletic manufacturing plant in Easton.

Have you heard from Phyllis?

When Phyllis Gallagher’s husband, John, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he had to go to a nursing home — but without Medicaid, they would not be able to afford this vital care.

When Phyllis Gallagher’s husband, John, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he had to go to a nursing home — but without Medicaid, they would not be able to afford this vital care.

John and Phyllis are like millions of other families across Pennsylvania. They rely on Medicaid, a program that helps children, seniors, and people with disabilities and illnesses get access to life-saving care that they cannot afford otherwise.

Governor Wolf knows that Medicaid can mean the difference getting care or not, and in some cases, it can mean life and death. That’s why under Governor Wolf’s leadership, more than 715,000 Pennsylvanians have gained health insurance from expanded Medicaid, and there are no doubt thousands of stories just like Phyllis and John’s.

It’s stories like these that remind me of what I’m fighting for every day.

As a former business owner, Tom Wolf made sure that all of his employees had good health coverage because he knew that healthy workers were the cornerstone of his business and critical to building a strong middle class. He has carried that principle to Harrisburg as governor.

Today, he’s fighting attempts by Washington and Harrisburg politicians to destroy Medicaid by turning it into block grants that would throw people just like John out of nursing homes and off long-term care. Their plans would also take coverage away from seniors, children, and the disabled.

Medicaid expansion is making a real difference in the lives of people, and we can’t let politicians in Washington and Harrisburg play games with healthcare. Since Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate has dropped to an all-time low of 5.6 percent, well below the national average of 9.1 percent.

We have a lot of progress to defend and millions of Pennsylvanians to protect. We need to stand with Governor Wolf so he can continue to stand up for the poor, the sick, and the elderly who are at risk of losing their care — even when no one else will.