For immediate release:
August 27 2018
The Communications Workers of America are supporting Democrat Karen McCormick’s bid to oust GOP Rep. Ken Buck in Colorado’s fourth Congressional district, which includes the cities of Greeley, Longmont, and Castle Rock as well as most of the eastern plains. Veterinarian and small business owner McCormick outraised Buck once again last quarter.
“In Colorado, thirteen CWA Local Unions represent telecommunications workers, flight attendants, custodial workers in Denver Public Schools, taxi drivers, hospital workers, ski patrol, newspaper workers, news media workers, and more,” says Madison Cassels, President of the Communication Workers of America Colorado and Wyoming council. “Our legislative and political program supports the election of worker-friendly officials and the passage of legislation to support workers, their families, and good jobs.”
“I am so proud to be recognized again for my commitment to fighting for a fair economy and protecting the rights of hardworking Coloradans,” McCormick says of her growing list of labor endorsements. “More and more Americans are feeling like it’s impossible to catch up or get ahead no matter how hard we work. Electing our representatives to Congress will be our only chance to send a message to Washington this year, and I will be a strong voice for affordable healthcare, fair tax reform, and making sure our schools get the resources they need.”
Though members of Congress traditionally use the August recess to campaign in their districts, Buck has held few events and appears to be laying low after McCormick outraised him once again in her latest filing. McCormick, meanwhile, has scheduled several public events as she continues her 22-county district tour. Her other priorities include ensuring farmers’ access to thriving international markets, developing a Farm Bill to help rural Colorado prosper, and solving teacher shortages in rural Colorado, where most teachers do not earn enough to cover the cost of living.