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Where are the Jobs, Mr. Speaker? Perlmutter Asks Constituents to Gather Signatures

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Location: Lakewood, CO

Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's office encouraged constituents who showed up at his district office in Lakewood to help gather signatures for a petition to Washington Republicans to move on putting forward a job creation agenda.

In an open letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Perlmutter stated, "We need jobs for Americans now. We need certainty in our economy now....A jobs package is what is most needed to help our economy and put people back to work. "

On Wednesday afternoon, members of the MoveOn.org group came to Perlmutter's Lakewood, CO office to discuss the need for more jobs to stimulate the economy. Instead of just leaving their names and their message, they were greeted with a homework assignment from Perlmutter's office to help gather signatures to deliver to Washington Republican leadership and a one-pager describing Perlmutter's efforts to spur job creation in Colorado including the new VA hospital (10,000+ jobs), the Orion space capsule project (4,000 + private sector jobs), and an upcoming career fair.

"We are the choir. We've been listening to our constituents and calling for a jobs package from Washington Republicans for nearly 220 days. Ed's biggest priority is to help put Coloradans back to work in stable, good-paying jobs. We need our constituents to move on past Ed to Washington Republicans with the message it's time to Move. On building good jobs for Americans now," said Perlmutter spokeswoman Leslie Oliver.


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