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Wendy Long on Families & Children

 

 


Work closest to my heart has been taking care of my family

I've worked in the private sector, in private law practice in New York, and most recently, I worked to build a national nonprofit group to help win confirmation of President Bush's great nominees to the Supreme Court.

The work closest to my heart has been taking care of my family. Like many women--and men too--I've felt the crush of being a caregiver for generations on both sides: caring for young babies and toddlers at the same time as ailing and dying parents, and trying to practice law at the same time. I understand the struggles faced by so many New Yorkers with serious disease, disabilities, and problems with health insurance.

My siblings and I nursed my mother through five years of inevitable and progressive paralysis and death from Lou Gehrig's disease. My husband and I are raising our children in NYC, with all its culture and opportunity, but where I see every day the struggles of parents trying to raise children of good character and values in a society that is often poisonous.

Source: 2012 Senate campaign website wendylongfornewyork.com "About" , Jun 25, 2012

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