News Release, Office of Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) launched TrumpShutdownStories.us today, a new website dedicated to ensuring that Americans who are affected by the Trump shutdown are heard.
“By refusing to reopen government while both parties continue to discuss the best way to secure our borders, President Trump is inflicting great harm on 800,000 federal employees and the American people they serve,” said Leader Hoyer. “This new website will allow those who are impacted by the Trump shutdown to share their story with the public, and it will ensure those stories are shared with Members of Congress. Democrats will continue to pass legislation to reopen the government and end this Trump Shutdown – which is now the longest in history – and we will lift up the stories of those affected to make clear to President Trump and Congressional Republicans the negative impact they are having on Americans as they continue to hold the government hostage.”
TrumpShutdownStories.us will tally and prominently display the opinion of any American who speaks out on the Trump shutdown through PopVox.com, a leading non-partisan platform for civic engagement and legislative information. Americans can register their opinion on legislation passed by the House to reopen government and leave a comment to share how they have been affected by the Trump shutdown. In addition to tallying and displaying public sentiment, Popvox will deliver Americans’ stories to that person’s individual Representative in Congress, as well as their two Senators. PopVox uses numerous security mechanisms to ensure opinions posted are from real people with real addresses.
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