FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 30, 2018

Longmont – Dr. Karen McCormick has been endorsed by the Colorado AFL-CIO in the Democratic primary to challenge Rep. Ken Buck in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District.

“I’m proud to receive this endorsement because of who it represents – the hardworking, middle-class families of Colorado,” said Karen McCormick. “When unions are strong, the middle class is strong. We need to have a country and an economy that works for everyone, and when I’m in Congress I will fight to make sure Coloradans, not billionaires and special interests, have their voices heard.”

According to their press release announcing the first round of endorsements for 2018, including Karen McCormick, “Working people in Colorado need to know that their elected leadership is working hard for them,” said President Josette Jaramillo. “That is why we are thrilled to endorse a slate of union champions that have demonstrated their commitment to our members by expanding collective bargaining rights, raising wages, and making our workplaces safer. We believe that if these candidates win, our state will be more equitable and fair for all families.”

The Colorado AFL-CIO represents more than 300,000 union members and their families throughout Colorado. The organization is dedicated to organizing working people in our state; to securing and protecting dignity and equality, rights and benefits, and to raising the standard of living and quality of life for all Coloradans. Delegates from across Colorado gathered on April 28-29, 2018 for the Colorado AFL-CIO’s 33rd biennial Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention to determine candidate endorsements for the 2018 elections. By the Colorado AFL-CIO Constitution, a two-thirds majority vote is required for endorsement.