Sunday, January 5, 2014

MomsRising: A Raleigh mom goes to Washington

Cross-posted from Go Ask Mom.

The week before Christmas, I had the incredible opportunity of being invited to the White House to speak with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama about the Affordable Care Act and share how it's impacted my life and my son's life.

I found out the morning of the meeting that it was very uncommon to have them both in a meeting, and it was even more rare to have that meeting be in the Oval Office!

While I waited for the meeting with the president to begin, I got to know the seven other moms who had been invited to the meeting. Right away, it became clear why we were all there: Each of us had been touched in some way by the Affordable Care Act and, as a result, were making efforts to advocate on behalf of the law.