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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NM-1: Progressive Democrats of America Endorses Eric Griego for Congress (NM-1)

045The following endorsement release is from the Eric Griego for Congress Campaign.

On Monday, Eric Griego for Congress announced its endorsement by Progressive Democrats of America (www.pdamerica.org).  PDA is a national grassroots PAC working to support progressive candidates and to “revitalize the Democratic Party built on firm progressive principles.”

Griego’s latest endorsement is yet another indication of his strong momentum quickly consolidating the progressive base of the Democratic Party for his congressional campaign.

“I’m honored that the Progressive Democrats of America have decided to join labor unions, environmental groups, and other progressive organizations to help me win this important election for New Mexico’s working families,” Griego said.  “Together, we will work hard to fix what’s broken in Washington by limiting corporate influence in our democracy and fight for the American Dream for all.”

“Working families throughout America are under assault by Republicans and powerful corporate interests working for a 1%-only agenda, and that’s why we need more real champions for the 99% like Eric Griego in Congress,” said Tim Carpenter, PDA’s executive director.  “From passing real campaign finance and ethics reforms in Albuquerque to investing in clean energy jobs to build the middle class and standing up for worker rights, Eric has an impressive record of making our government more responsive to the people and getting things done for working families.”

“Eric has the steadfast principles and the passion to fight for the 99% of us,” said New Mexico community organizer Laura Stokes.  “With Eric, we know what we’re getting in our representative: a genuine progressive fighter for working families.”

“Eric Griego is the only candidate in the race who has fought consistently for bold reforms to fix our broken campaign finance and ethics laws,” said New Mexico progressive activist Bill Kass.  “He introduced and passed one of the country’s only public financing of elections in the city of Albuquerque and continues to fight tirelessly for more responsive government for all of us.”

January 31, 2012 at 10:10 AM in Candidates & Races, Eric Griego, NM Legislature 2012 | Permalink