For Immediate Release
Brave Flight Passenger Confronts Jeff Flake
WASHINGTON - On board their flight to Phoenix last night, Ady Barkan, a 33-year-old organizer who lives with ALS, confronted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, pleading with him to oppose final passage of the tax bill. Barkan was diagnosed a year ago, walks with a cane, and can no longer lift his 2-year-old son.
In an incredibly powerful series of videosthat went viral on social media overnight, Barkan presses Senator Flake for answers on why he supported a bill that explodes the deficit with tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations, and pays for those tax cuts by raising health care premiums and slashing funding for popular programs like Medicare—leaving millions of people without health coverage.
“Think about the legacy that you will have for my son and your grandchildren if you take your principles and turn them into votes,” Barkan implored. “You could change my life.”
WATCH SERIES OF VIDEOS FROM THE PLANE HERE:
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