WILMINGTON, Del., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past year, thousands of Delaware voters and residents have voiced concern about Delaware's business-friendly reputation through calls, emails and petitions to their lawmakers. As Senators continue to disregard their constituents' concerns, CPBD plans to back candidates that will support and nurture Delaware's business-friendly reputation. "We have traversed the state and promised Delawareans that we would broadcast their concerns over anti-business tendencies of certain members of this legislature," said Chris Coffey, Campaign Manager of Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware. "Lawmakers aren't listening and since many lawmakers' only competition is the primary elections, where only a few hundred votes can make all the difference, we will make sure that pro-business candidates are viable in those early races."
Other states, including Wyoming and Nevada, have publicly discussed their interest in using the TransPerfect case as an opportunity to lure businesses to incorporate in their states. Wyoming's Secretary of State, Ed Murray, stated in Wyoming Business Report, "[The Shawe v. Elting case] is already starting to create some ripples as to just how friendly, or not, Delaware is in its corporate law. It could end up demonstrating a shift in thinking, when people are looking for a place to form a corporation."
With 70% of Delaware voters who are in support of pro-business legislation, CPBD will use the primary PAC to help elect lawmakers who will respond to their constituents and support policies that will protect Delaware's incorporation industry as well as support businesses and their workers. "The message that the courts can take away a privately-held company in Delaware is being sent across the nation," said Chris Coffey. "Delaware voters want lawmakers to support policies that provide comfort to businesses that Delaware is still the best state to incorporate. The PAC will help advocate for Delaware voters and make sure that elected officials are responsive to their concerns."
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is a group made up of more than 2,200 members including employees of the global translation services company TransPerfect as well as concerned Delaware residents, business executives and others. It formed in April of 2016 to focus on raising awareness with Delaware residents, elected officials, and other stakeholders about these issues.
For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware visit DelawareForBusiness.org.
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