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January 26, 2012 CONTACT: Eric Fought, 612-‐223-‐4744, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Whelan, 612-‐325-‐9266, email@example.com
Rather than focus on creating good jobs for Minnesotans, group attacks those who make Minnesota work Saint Paul– In a press conference at the State Office Building, the radically conservative Center for the American Experiment released a report this morning regarding the potential impact of buying into the extreme corporate greed of the top one-‐percent and setting aside Minnesota’s long tradition of standing up for workers. Minnesotans for a Fair Economy released the following statement from Director Donna Cassutt: “Today's attack on good jobs in Minnesota comes from the same forces of extreme corporate greed who crashed our economy and wiped out our home values with reckless lending and starved our schools to give tax cuts to the superrich. Now they have come to Minnesota and want us to give up the ability to form unions in our workplaces to raise wages and have a voice on the job. “The Center for the American Experiment's report has all the credibility of the Big Bad Wolf explaining that brick houses have gone out of style. Minnesotans who have been fighting for good jobs and a fair economy should regard their anti-‐union rhetoric with extreme skepticism at best." In addition to supporting and advocating for a nationwide attack on workers, the Center for the American Experiment is on the record supporting tax breaks for corporations and the richest one-‐percent. The group is closely tied to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) through the State Policy Network, which pushes a radical conservative agenda through state legislative bodies. ###
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