I’m writing in support of the re-election of Congressman Tom Malinowski, representing the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey. Having spent my career as a medical research librarian, I have been especially impressed by his devotion to preserving and expanding our access to high-quality, affordable health care. In the face of efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded health insurance coverage to over 20 million Americans, including some in my family, Tom has fought to allow New Jerseyans who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 to enroll in the ACA during a special enrollment period. Tom has also advocated allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices, benefiting both seniors and taxpayers. Most recently, Tom’s efforts on behalf of veterans with serious mental illness led to the House’s passing of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act. Among other provisions, the Act will require the development and implementation of new clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of serious mental illness among veterans.

Please join me and my family in supporting the re-election of Representative Tom Malinowski.