Leslie Coolidge Endorsed for Congress by State Letter Carriers
January 30, 2012
At a “Meet Leslie” event in Wheaton on Saturday, Sixth District Democratic Congressional candidate Leslie Coolidge was endorsed by the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers for the Democratic nomination for Illinois’ Sixth Congressional District.
Ken Christy, president, announced the endorsement, declaring that Coolidge was the Democrat most likely to defeat incumbent Peter Roskam in November. “She also has a very deep understanding of the issues facing the postal service,” Christy said, “including the heavy and unnecessary prefunding requirement on retiree health benefits imposed on the postal service that threatens six-day delivery and doorstep delivery.”
The Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers is the state association of the National Association of Letter Carriers which represents more than 300,000 letter carriers nationwide. Hundreds of members, who primarily deliver mail in cities and villages in the area, live in the 6th Congressional District.
The “Meet Leslie” event drew nearly 50 people to the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton to hear Coolidge speak about her ideas for strengthening the economy, increasing the number of jobs available in the district, sustaining Social Security and Medicare, making our tax system fairer and protecting our environment.
“I am running for Congress because I’ve been watching what our current Congress has been doing, and I know that, as a CPA, I can find answers that will help the people and businesses of the Sixth District,” said Coolidge. Republicans in Congress, she said, have focused too much on preserving tax breaks for the wealthy and not on making sure everyone can prosper in our economy. More details about her views, as well as contact information, can be found at www.coolidgeforcongress.com.
More than 50 percent of voters in the Sixth Congressional District live in DuPage County where Coolidge held her “Meet Leslie” event. The remainder of the district comes from northwest Cook County, southwest Lake County, southeast McHenry County and portions of central Kane County.