Rep. Dwight Evans statement on President Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

March 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- In reflecting on the President’s joint address I think back to a question he asked at the beginning of his speech, when he said what kind of country will we leave for our children?

I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of my key values that are at the core of the America I believe in:

I believe in an America that does not discriminate against or judge those who are different, but one that supports the values and progress of all people regardless of their race, religion, gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

I believe in an America that strengthens our middle class and gives everyone an opportunity to be a leader in the workforce.

I believe in an America that makes quality, affordable health insurance a reality for all Americans.

I believe in an America that ensures all of our students have access to the textbooks, school supplies and resources they need to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom.

I believe in an America that provides a path to give everyone the opportunity to one day own a home.

President Trump made several bold statements in tonight’s address that contradict his actions over the first 40 days of his presidency. Actions speak louder than words. I am unwilling to comprise on my core values, which provide working class families who continue to struggle the opportunity to get ahead. The problems our nation currently faces are too great to turn our back on.  Now more than ever we need to fight for the American values of liberty, justice and equality that are deeply intertwined in the foundation of our nation and its citizens.


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