DOVER, Del., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, a group made up of more than 1,500 members including employees of the global translation services company TransPerfect, as well as concerned Delaware residents, business executive and others, announced a summer campaign to pass legislation making it harder to break up a successful, profitable company which has generated more revenue than any previous year. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware has also added to their campaign team by bringing on KOFA Public Affairs to run the on-the-ground campaign effort in Delaware.
The campaign will begin this week and will include direct mail, newspaper ads, door knocking, canvassing at public events – including tables at the Delaware State Fair – lobbying to elected officials, and more. KOFA Public Affairs, a firm with years of experience waging successful campaigns in Delaware efforts, will begin their work today and will focus on building support across the State to ensure that a growing and thriving company like TransPerfect is never ordered to be sold again.
"There are hundreds of employees who live in fear that a good, steady job will come to an end this summer. It is our mission to stand up for each and every one of them. This summer, we have an aggressive campaign of radio, newspaper ads, canvassing, traditional lobbying, and other means to ensure that everyone has a voice," said Chris Coffey, campaign manager for Citizens for Pro-Business Delaware. "We are excited to have added KOFA Public Affairs to help develop and execute a ground game this summer which ensures our legislation has the best chance of success. They know Delaware and will join Patrick Allen on a great statewide team."
The group is continuing its grassroots efforts to get more citizens and legislators to join the growing coalition. At the end of the last legislative session, leaders of Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware had meetings with high-ranking state legislators from both sides of the aisle and made substantive progress.
The new legislation would impact companies like TransPerfect, which has recorded more than $500 million in sales and has 4,000 full-time employees and operates from over 100 offices worldwide. Sales are up by more than 11% from last year and TransPerfect continues to secure large contracts with major corporations around the world. All of this demonstrates that there was no irreparable harm occurring, which would warrant the dissolution and sale of the company. The less intrusive remedy that is available is to appoint a tie-breaking board member to prevent deadlock.
For over a year, TransPerfect's employees have been in limbo while this case is litigated. The employees are fighting to keep this company together, since a significant number of jobs could be lost if the company is sold to another firm.
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