No to LoBiondo
To the Editor:
This is why I am voting for Cassandra Shober for Congress in the 2nd District. Since the redistricting occurred, let’s face it, we in Southern Ocean County don’t know Congressman LoBiondo from a hole in the wall. However, after 18 years in Congress, this is how he has represented his constituents.
On jobs, he voted against a ban on government contracts with companies that ship jobs overseas. He voted for the Ryan budget, which would slash investment in infrastructure that would create jobs.
On veterans, he voted against an increase in combat pay. He also voted against vets receiving the appropriate medical care when they return from Iraq and/or Afghanistan. He voted for cutting funding for homeless vets.
On women’s issues, he voted against the equal pay for equal work act, the Lilly Ledbetter Act. It got passed anyway and was signed into law. He voted for a bill that would give tax exemptions to insurance companies that would deny coverage for abortions except in the case of rape. He voted to bar funding for Planned Parenthood, which would give poor women a chance to seek qualified medical aid, such as mammograms.
On the American family, he voted to slash education funding by $700 million and voted for decreases in Pell Grants.
These are not my values. I urge you to vote with the Democrats on Nov. 6. In particular, I urge you to vote for Cassandra Shober for Congress in the 2nd District.