As Colorado Pols first reported yesterday, Democrat Ed Perlmutter has received the endorsement of the CEA. Click below for the full press release…
(Golden) ? Today, Ed Perlmutter, Democratic candidate for Colorado?s 7th Congressional District, announced that the Colorado Education Association (CEA) officially endorsed his campaign for change.
The CEA represents 37,000 teachers and public school employees across Colorado working every day to educate more than 800,000 public school children.
CEA President Ron Brady said, ?The Colorado Education Association is pleased to recommend Ed Perlmutter to our members and to the voters in the 7th Congressional District. ?Throughout his political career, Ed has demonstrated his commitment to public education and to Colorado?s children.? That on-going commitment, coupled with his clear understanding of the federal issues affecting Colorado?s school children and school employees, makes Ed Perlmutter the obvious choice to represent us in Washington.?
A product of Jefferson County Public Schools himself and with three daughters having attended Jefferson County public schools, Ed Perlmutter knows the challenges facing educators and students today. ?A long-time advocate for public schools, Ed led the charge in 2004 to increase funding for public schools in Jefferson County, which has helped to fund renovations and expansions of 26 schools.?????
?While public school teachers like my sister work everyday to educate Colorado?s future, Washington ties their hands, limits their resources and imposes unfunded mandates,? said Perlmutter, former President Pro Tem of the Colorado Senate.? ?More than anyone, teachers recognize the need for change in Washington, and I?m honored they?ve chosen me to carry their fight for quality public schools to Congress.?
Perlmutter adds the CEA to a growing list of key endorsements including the Colorado AFL-CIO, American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the Colorado Credit Union League.