Perlmutter Helps Pass Historic Legislation to Restore Public Trust in Government and Protect Voting Rights

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a transformational and comprehensive package to protect and expand voting rights, preserve the integrity of U.S. elections, end special-interest money in politics, and hold elected officials accountable. “This is the biggest piece of legislation designed to protect our democr... Read more »

Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s ‘Government in the Grocery’ Changes Lives

| Posted in In the News

At the Natural Grocers in Lakewood, next to the dairy aisle, shoppers got a free sample of what Rep. Ed Perlmutter calls “Government in the Grocery.” Perlmutter is a Democrat representing Congressional District 7. “The theory behind being we’re going to the people’s place, the grocery store… to make it more accessible for folks,” said Perlmutter, who has held the one-on-one constituent meetings si... Read more »

100 trips to the grocery store and counting

| Posted in In the News

On Sept. 14, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held his 100th of his Government in the Grocery events. He started the Government in the Grocery program when he first took office in 2007 to meet directly with 7th congressional district constituents in their community. The first Government in the Grocery was held on Jan. 27, 2007 in Wheat Ridge, and the 100th was held in Lakewood. “I believe being acc... Read more »

Perlmutter Holds 100th Government in the Grocery

| Posted in Press Releases

Lakewood, Colo. – On Saturday, September 14, 2019, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held the 100th Government in the Grocery in Lakewood, Colorado. During the event, Perlmutter met with about 15 constituents and discussed issues ranging from immigration and impeachment to environmental concerns and student loan debt. Perlmutter started the Government in the Grocery program when he first took office... Read more »

Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions

| Posted in In the News

What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, a... Read more »

Could Election Day Be the Tipping Point for Federal Marijuana Policy?

| Posted in In the News

On Election Day, nine states will vote on ballot proposals permitting the recreational or medical use of marijuana, setting up what could be the biggest advance yet toward pot legalization and deepening tensions between state and federal drug laws. Voters in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will consider legalizing recreational use of marijuana. In Florida, Arkansas and North D... Read more »

Rep. Perlmutter Holds Roundtable with Local Elected Officials and CoPIRG to Discuss Money in Politics

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Following the April 2nd anniversary of the McCutcheon v. FEC decision, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined local elected officials, students and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) for a roundtable discussion about money in politics and possible solutions, including the H.R. 20, the Government by the People Act. “I represent the needs of my constituents so it is imperati... Read more »

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