"More and more of America's working people are struggling to make ends meet, and our middle class is disappearing," said Jeremy Funk, spokesman for Americans United for Change. "At least two meaningful pieces of legislation to reverse this trend have already come before Congress this year - and, unfortunately, these eighteen Members were no where to be found when the middle class families they represent needed them most. Just last week, they each opposed the Employee Free Choice Act, which would give middle-class workers a fair shake by fixing a badly broken system for forming unions and bargaining with Corporate America for better pay, improved benefits and retirement security. Earlier this year, each of these Members opposed the first increase in the federal minimum wage in a decade. They couldn't even be counted on to stand up for the most vulnerable workers in their states who live in borderline poverty. [...] It's a question of priorities and a question of values - and it's clear that each of these Members have lost touch with the values of middle class Americans, whom overwhelmingly support these important initiatives.Americans United for Change said they're prepared to make ‘poster children' out of these 18 members who continue to put the interests of corporate America ahead of the interests of families and workers. I look forward to seeing Ehlers and Rogers on a highway billboard soon.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Ehlers & Rogers Make "Top 18 Public Enemies" List
Americans United for Change Unveils List of Top 18 ‘Public Enemies of the Middle Class’ in Congress and two of Michigan's Representatives made the list - Vernon Ehlers (R-MI-3) and Mike Rogers (R-MI-8).