WILMINGTON, Del., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Senators Nicole Poore and David McBride continue to disregard thousands of emails, signatures and calls from Delaware voters in the Elections and Government Committee hearing on SB53, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) has vowed to continue voter education. CPBD is encouraging constituents to increase pressure on the committee to pass SB53 and bring it to a full Senate vote.
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware purchased another six figure, state-wide TV advertisement buy immediately following the hearing as well as continued its mail, phone and email campaign to alert Delaware voters of the committee's inaction on SB53. While Senator Richardson declared the merits of the bill to be important enough for the full Senate to weigh in on the matter, Senator Poore and Senator McBride publicly declared that they would make the decision for the state's business-friendly reputation on their own. "This is too important to Delaware voters and for Delaware's economy. We are not going away," said Chris Coffey, Campaign Manager of Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware. "Already, thousands of citizens have contacted their legislators, but we plan on doing even more to help voters reach their representatives in the Senate."
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Delaware voters have been calling, emailing and signing a petition that expresses their concern for the message being sent to potential businesses that may be interested in incorporating in Delaware. Other states, including Wyoming and Nevada, have publicly discussed their interest in the TransPerfect case, for which the bill was inspired. CPBD, along with thousands of Delaware supporters, believe competing states' interest in the case validates the harm the TransPerfect case has caused Delaware's business-friendly reputation. "This issue deserves a full vote in the Senate and if that doesn't happen, we will spend the summer holding lawmakers accountable and letting voters statewide know that their efforts to urge their Senators to pass SB53 out of committee were ignored," said Chris Coffey.
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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