Ross: Kennedy inspired 'generations of leaders'
City Council President Michael Ross's statement on the passing of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy:
â€œFrom a young age, Senator Kennedy was taught that to those whom much is given, much is expected. He took that lesson to heart, fighting for the most vulnerable of Americans. What I most admired about the Senator was his ability to build a coalition when others thought it would be impossible. Kennedy had an unparalleled capacity for bringing parties with disparate issues to the table and finding a solution to some of our nationâ€™s biggest challenges, from civil rights to health care. He inspired generations of leaders, both at the national and municipal levels, to help those who need it most.â€