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Susan Wild opens up about her partner’s death in tearful House floor speech

Fellow lawmakers applaud after Rep. Susan Wild delivers an emotional floor speech about her partner's death.

Rep. Susan Wild delivered an emotional floor speech on the House floor Tuesday, talking about the death of her life partner, Kerry Acker, who died by suicide last month.

“To anyone out there who is struggling, I’m urging you to reach out,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said. “There are people who love you and who will suffer more than you know if they lose you. Help is available 24/7 through 911, or the national suicide prevention life line, 1-800-273-TALK.”

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