PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA ENDORSES APRIL FREEMAN FOR CONGRESS
Touts Freeman’s Record of Fighting for the Middle Class and the Environment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) decisively endorsed April Freeman for Congress. Freeman and her endorsed peers are an integral part of PDA’s campaign to transform the Democratic Party, a mission that has taken on new meaning since 2010 when extremist House Republicans, led by John Boehner and his Tea Party allies, became the majority.
“April Freeman is a champion for rebuilding a Democratic Party that is fortified with progressive principles. For too long, the party has declined as its leadership focused more on the needs of corporations and less on the needs of Americans,” said Mike Fox, PDA Florida State Coordinator. “It’s clear that the people want leaders who will listen to them—leaders like April Freeman, a tireless fighter for the middle class and the environment, who will take our country forward, not backwards like the Tea Party extremists who are saddled with the failed politics of the past. We are proud to endorse April Freeman for Congress—she will be a terrific representative for middle class families in Southwest Florida.”
Following the endorsement, Freeman released this statement:
“I’m honored to have PDA’s endorsement,” said April Freeman. “PDA has been an incredible champion for the people, and I look forward to partnering with likeminded colleagues in Washington to fight for middle class families and to work on solutions that will restore the power where it belongs—with the people. It is no secret that our party and our government have been usurped by corporate elites. In Congress, I will sponsor legislation that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests, and work for greater economic opportunities that will truly help the middle class thrive.”
Since 2004, PDA has worked to transform the Democratic Party and the United States of America. Its allies have shaken up the political status quo on issues from ending the Iraq war, voter rights, protecting Social Security, a full employment economy, national healthcare and economic justice. Details of PDA’s positions on the issues can be found at www.pdamerica.org.