Washington D.C. (April 29, 2018): In response to today’s Tax Cuts Work bus tour cancellation in West Chicago, the following statement may be attributed to Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of Job Creators Network (JCN):
We are a small business advocacy group that simply wants to discuss the impact that the Tax Cuts and Job Act is having on both the small business community and the American economy overall. Unfortunately, leading up to today’s event it became apparent that the opposition was willing to go to great lengths to distract from the goal of our bus tour by disrupting our West Chicago stop by making it as volatile as possible.
With 1.2 million small businesses in the state of Illinois employing almost half of the population, their best interest should be something we can all agree on. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case for groups determined to see free enterprise fail, regardless of the cost.
As the CEO of our organization, nothing is more important to me than the safety and well being of my staff and those interested in attending our events in good faith. Thanks to progressive, extreme political views, today’s bus stop had the potential of endangering their security and therefore I made the decision to cancel it. I am dismayed by the fact that we cannot have dialogue in our country without it being shut down by extreme political viewpoints. We will continue to advocate for the small business community across the nation in every way possible as long as we can do so in a civil and respectful manner.