FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 28th, 2019
Is Hoeven and Armstrong’s “Support” for the
Special Olympics Just for Show?
(BISMARCK, ND)– Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ new budget proposes $7 billion in cuts to education programs, including eliminating all $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics, is being met with loud opposition from athletes, activists, even some Washington Republicans.
Two people who have not spoken out against these cuts….Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kelly Armstrong.
John Hoeven and Kelly Armstrong have flaunted their support for the Special Olympics all over social media. Now that the federal budget is out and every last cent of the 18 million dollars in funding for the Special Olympics is at risk, Congressman Armstrong and Senator Hoeven are nowhere to be seen.
“It is absolutely shameful that John Hoeven and Kelly Armstrong used this organization for ‘likes’ on social media, then stay silent when the funding is at risk,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. “North Dakotans didn’t elect Armstrong and Hoeven to look pretty on Facebook photos. They were elected to fight for all North Dakotans and support programs they rely on, like the Special Olympics.”
John Hoeven and Kelly Armstrong have never been able to stand against the Administration, maybe this can be a start. One would assume they would want to speak up against this cut, but you know what they say about assuming…