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Edward “Ted” Kennedy was the last of the Kennedy children to be born on February 22nd, 1932. He is the brother of John F. and Robert Kennedy. He was the Senator for Massachusetts for nine terms (1962 – 2009). He pushed to improve social services like Meals On Wheels, legal services, and health care. He supported ending the circle of poverty by raising the minimum wage(multiple times) and more job-readiness programs. Kennedy expanded the Head Start Program so that more children of low-income families could participate in childcare. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act (2007) was created by Kennedy and others that would help students have more access to loan forgiveness. In his last year, he helped pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (2009) so workers could fight against pay discrimination. He died on August 25th, 2009.
Edward M. Kennedy. (n.d.). John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved July 23, 2020, from https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/the-kennedy-family/edward-m-…