For immediate release:
August 22 2018
Karen McCormick grew her impressive list of endorsements again this week with a nod from the Laborers Local 720 chapter of the Laborers International Union of North America in addition to the Colorado state chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers, representing 5,200 postal workers in Colorado. Veterinarian and small business owner McCormick is challenging Rep. Ken Buck in Colorado’s fourth Congressional district, which includes the cities of Greeley, Longmont, Castle Rock, and Parker as well as most of the eastern plains.
Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers President Doug Jaynes says the endorsement was “an easy selection” based on McCormick’s commitment to workers’ rights. McCormick’s “desire to be a champion for all the residents of our district regardless of political affiliation, religion, gender, country of origin or economic status is what is missing in the 4th CD,” he says.
“We need to protect collective bargaining rights, promote apprenticeship utilization, create good energy policy, and ensure that construction projects get done on time and with good labor standards through best value contracting,” says Anthony Trujillo, business manager and secretary-treasurer of Local 720. “With all of this we can create a successful path to the middle class together.”
“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 both 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 visit their districts, Buck has held few events and appears to be laying low after McCormick outraised him 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.