In a career spanning almost 47 years and ten presidencies, Edward Kennedy fought for almost every piece of important legislation that advanced civil rights, health care, immigration, education, and the economic well-being of Americans. His lasting commitment to freedom and democracy helped shape foreign policy and fuel his determination to achieve equality and justice for all.

“His energetic adherence to perseverance, his plain dogged determination, his ability to rise from the ashes…always with grace, and usually with a liberal dose of humor, were his trademarks…life itself inspired him.” – Robert C. Byrd (D-WV)

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