Friday, June 17, 2011

Councilmember Dominick Moreno to Meet with President Obama and Administration officials in Washington D.C.

COMMERCE CITY – Councilmember Dominick Moreno traveled to Washington , D.C. this week to meet with members of the Obama administration and attend an intimate reception with the President. Moreno is a member of the Young Elected Officials Network, a network of young people in elected office, who was invited to the White House to discuss important issues facing states and localities.

“I’m excited to meet with the President and administration officials to discuss issues important to Commerce City . We need to work with the federal government to reduce unemployment and make sure people have access to quality jobs,” said Moreno . “I also want to discuss our infrastructure needs. Commerce City is surrounded by deteriorating roads and bridges and we need federal assistance to maintain them.”

The Young Elected Officials Network, a project of People For the American Way Foundation, provides support and training for over 600 state, county and city elected officials from all 50 states.

“We are thrilled to be able to take the observations and concerns of so many young, progressive elected officials to President Obama and the Administration,” said Andrew Gillum, Executive Director of the Young Elected Officials Network.

“These young leaders are on the front lines of progressive change, fighting for the values of fairness, equality and opportunity in their home communities,” Gillum added. “President Obama understands that national movements are built by individual citizens and their elected representatives working hard to bring about positive change in their own communities. We’re tremendously proud to be able to help the president get to know our communities and discuss the issues affecting states and localities across the country.”

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