FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2015
Cape Coral, FL -- April Freeman released the following statement regarding the threat of a government shutdown as retaliation for a failure to defund Planned Parenthood.
"This is what happens when our Congress has run amuck" commented Freeman when, 18 GOP members of Congress, all men, pledged a “Government Shutdown” if their extremist leaders are unable to defund Planned Parenthood -- The Senate could vote as soon as today.
Freeman further commented, "Whether you believe the recent shocking videos featuring Planned Parenthood officials or you don’t — threatening a government shutdown is a negligent and destructive reaction" and "It’s clear our representatives have learned nothing from mistakes of the past."
"They need to be reminded of the damage suffered by our nations economy during the last government shutdown. Right here in Southwest Florida: Crops rotted in our fields because visas weren’t issued to the workers who were essential for picking those crops. Our local national parks and wildlife refuges were shut down, hurting tourism. Real estate closings were delayed. The $24 billion that the shutdown cost the overall economy also cost Southwest Florida income and jobs," commented Freeman.
April concluded, "Good sense won’t translate into sensible action by itself. We have to make it happen. In Congress, I will fight for what is right for the People and OUR nation's economy."
April Freeman is the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 19th Congressional District. She can be reached through her website, www.AprilFreeman.com
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