Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Perlmutter to hold first "Government in the Grocery" meetings since the Arizona shootings

Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter - CD7, in cooperation with Safeway, announced he will host his first Government in the Grocery of 2011 on Feb. 19 at the Safeway on Colfax and Garrison St. in Lakewood, CO.

This will be the first Government in the Grocery meeting hosted by Perlmutter since the tragic shootings last month in Tucson, AZ.

Perlmutter stated, “Over the past few weeks, my staff and I have met with Safeway, other grocery stores and law enforcement in our district, and we are taking the appropriate and responsible precautions to move forward with our Government in the Grocery Program and consider the safety of everyone involved. Government in the Grocery is about being available to listen to the hardworking people in the 7th CD in a less formal setting to talk about the issues on their mind. This kind of access is essential to the fabric of our democracy. Safeway has been an outstanding partner in this program since day one, and they are providing a valuable service to our communities by allowing us to hold these office hours in their stores.”

Since taking office in 2007, Perlmutter has hosted more than 70 grocery store one-on-one meetings with constituents at grocery stores around the district.

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