To the Editor:
Randy Hultgren, Peter Roskam, Pamela Althoff and Chuck Wheeler have disrespected voters by their failure to attend the candidates forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of McHenry County.
Although we have no alternatives for Althoff and Wheeler in McHenry County District 4, we do have alternatives to Roskam and Hultgren in the 6th and 14th Congressional Districts: Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood.
Living in the 14th District, we stand firmly with Underwood because we have a nephew with a serious health condition. If he ever were to lose his job, and with it his medical benefits, he’d be virtually uninsurable either because the cost of premiums would be prohibitively expensive or because no insurance company would touch him.
At 24 years old, this is a daunting and unacceptable prospect.
Hultgren supported the president’s health care plan that eliminated coverage for pre-existing conditions. Initially promising to protect such people, Hultgren went back on his word, which prompted Underwood to enter the race. She’s fighting for us; she’s fighting for our nephew.
Please, this is so personal for us. Cast your vote for Underwood on Nov. 6.
Tom and Toni Weaver