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ProgressNow Applauds Sweeping Colorado Support For Employee Free Choice


ProgressNow Applauds Sweeping Colorado Support For Employee Free Choice
Representatives from across the state agree to co-sponsor Employee Free Choice Act introduced today

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
CONTACT: Michael Huttner, Executive Director at 303-931-4547

DENVER--ProgressNow, Colorado's largest progressive advocacy organization, today applauded introduction in Congress of the Employee Free Choice Act and thanked Colorado congressional representatives who signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation.

"In this time of economic crisis, America is turning its focus back to the people who matter most to American prosperity: our working families," said Michael Huttner, executive director of ProgressNow Colorado. "Employee Free Choice is central to President Obama's economic recovery plan, leveling a playing field that has been tilted against working families and toward corrupt CEOs for far too long."

Congressional representatives from across Colorado, representing diverse constituencies and backgrounds, have come together to co-sponsor Employee Free Choice. Rep. John Salazar represents Pueblo steelworkers, major energy producing areas of the state, and important tourist destinations. Rep. Diana DeGette, a civil rights and employment law expert, represents Colorado's financial hub and most important job market. Rep. Jared Polis is a successful businessman with a long history in startup enterprises. Similarly, Rep. Ed Perlmutter is an seasoned corporate attorney who understands what American business needs to be competitive. Rep. Betsy Markey, another successful businessperson, represents areas of Northern and Eastern Colorado that have been hard-hit by the economic crisis that began during the Bush administration.

"All of these diverse representatives have joined in unified support for Employee Free Choice," said Huttner. "They understand the importance of giving American workers a stake in their future, and they know this bill will make America stronger and more competitive in the global economy. We want them to know that the people of Colorado are behind them, and won't be fooled by dishonest attacks from corrupt CEOs and their mouthpieces on the right."


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