Perlmutter to Boehner: Time for a jobs package

Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s office hosted a gathering of enthusiasts and Perlmutter asked them to gather signatures for a petition to be presented to House Speaker John Boehner, asking for job creation legislation.

In an open letter to Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Perlmutter stated, “We need jobs for Americans now. We need certainty in our economy now….A jobs package is what is most needed to help our economy and put people back to work. ”

“We are the choir. We’ve been listening to our constituents and calling for a jobs package from Washington Republicans for nearly 220 days. Ed’s biggest priority is to help put Coloradans back to work in stable, good-paying jobs. We need our constituents to move on past Ed to Washington Republicans with the message it’s time to move on building good jobs for Americans now,” said Perlmutter spokeswoman Leslie Oliver in a prepared statement.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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