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WASHINGTON — In the middle of one of the longest government shutdowns in U.S. history, tonight President Trump doubled down on his racist and harmful fight for a border wall. Thegovernment shutdown is jeopardizing the health and economic security of families across the country, all so Trump can continue his crusade against immigrants and to keep families apart.  

Statement from Dana Singiser, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

Planned Parenthood will not stand by silently as immigrants, asylum seekers, and their families are attacked and vilified as a danger to this country. President Trump is playing a dangerous game with people’s lives — the lives of both the people hurt by his racist and xenophobic rhetoric and the workers who don’t know how they’ll afford food and rent. We call on the President to stop these attacks on immigrant families, allow hundreds of thousands of government workers to return to their jobs, and work with Congress to serve the American people and reopen the government. Families belong together, and we won’t stop working until they are.

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.

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