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Working Families to Express Buyer's Remorse Over Right-Wing Members of Congress

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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Dan Webster's constituents react to his support for the GOP non-jobs budget.

Working America is setting up "Buyer's Remorse" booths in Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, Michigan and New Mexico to collect "return" ballots from voters who feel betrayed by their representatives who refused to pursue legislation to create jobs. During the August recess, Working America's protests will focus on Representatives Daniel Webster (FL), Michele Bachmann (MN), Tim Walberg (MI), Mike Coffman (CO) and Governor Susana Martinez (NM). At a time when job creation is the top issue on the public agenda, these lawmakers have ignored the wishes of the people and pursued an extreme ideological agenda while creating few, if any, jobs.

These Republicans all campaigned on promises to focus on job creation, but have failed to live up to their promises. Many of the policies they have pursued have made the jobs crisis in the country worse, not better.

“Working-class families feel duped by broken election-year promises,” said Karen Nussbaum, Executive Director of Working America. “Elected officials must be held accountable for failing to even attempt to create jobs and strengthen the economy.”

Thousands of return ballots have already been gathered in these states and through Working America's website. Details on each event are in the events section of Working America's Facebook page. Events can be followed on Twitter with the hashtag #buyersremorse.

Working America is an affiliate organization of the AFL-CIO that organizes workers where unions don't exist. Their goal is to give workers the tools they need to fight for their own economic interests

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