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AFP Statement on Safely Reopening the Economy and Getting People Back to Work

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AFP Statement on Safely Reopening the Economy and Getting People Back to Work

04.21.20 12:24 PM

Arlington, Va. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) CEO Emily Seidel issued the following statement in light of recent demonstrations related to business shutdowns: We recognize the incredible hardship these shutdowns are creating for people, and the frustration expressed by protestors is real, their voice is important, and they have a constitutional right to protest.* The question is what is the best way to get people back to work?* We dont see protests as the best way to do that. Instead, we are working directly with policymakers to bring business leaders and public health officials together to help develop standards to safely reopen the economy without jeopardizing public health. The choice between full shutdown and immediately opening everything is a false choice. In navigating this crisis, civil liberties must remain foundational and any restrictions to protect public health should be tailored as narrowly as possible and be explicitly temporary. AFP will continue to work to find common ground and unify people around sensible and responsible solutions. Additional Background: AFPs partner organization, Stand Together, has*published an*online interactive resource*to help compile best practices for businesses and policymakers to keep people safe.*Stand Together, along with the Family Independence Initiative, have raised over $30 […]

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