DOVER, Del., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD), an advocacy group focused on saving the jobs of employees at global translation services company TransPerfect, announced that it will be launching an intense mail campaign across the state to raise awareness about the potential break-up of TransPerfect.
"Once Delawareans hear their stories, we know that they will side with us on this issue and support efforts to protect the livelihood of thousands of hard working employees who fear losing their jobs," said Chris Coffey, Campaign Manager for CPBD. "Our goal is to make sure people are aware of the risk that is posed not only to TransPerfect employees, but to the integrity of that state's incorporation industry and the state's economy as a whole."
Timed to hit before the 2017 legislative session begins, the full-page mailer will be dropped to over 55,000 households across the state of Delaware the first week of December. The mailer is the first in a four-part mail campaign with two additional mailers scheduled for January and one in February. The mail piece features an editorial on the workers of TransPerfect that was published in The Wilmington News Journal, the largest newspaper in Delaware, on October 18, 2016. Calling attention to the threat to the incorporation industry in Delaware, the editorial underscored the negative impacts of a potential TransPerfect break-up.
CPBD was formed after the Delaware Court of Chancery ordered an appointed custodian to sell TransPerfect amid an internal dispute among company owners. Over the past few months, CPBD has been involved with court proceedings, submitting an amicus brief and arguing that the Court of the Chancery appoint a custodian to act as a provisional director until the dispute is resolved. The group intends to introduce legislation that would amend the law to require a three-year wait period before the forced break-up of a company.
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. They formed in April of 2016 to focus on raising awareness with Delaware residents, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the issue. CPBD will also launch a TV campaign later this month and continue ramping up advertising and grassroots outreach as they near and enter legislative session.
For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware visit DelawareForBusiness.org.
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SOURCE Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware