FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 19th 2014
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
DENVER: Hoping to capitalize on HBO television host Bill Maher’s interest in Colorado’s hotly competitive Sixth Congressional District race, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, launched a petition drive to convince Maher to pick Rep. Mike Coffman’s district as the winner of his “Flip a District” competition.
“Bill Maher is looking for the worst member of Congress to shine a national spotlight on, and we’ve got his ‘winner’ right here in Colorado,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “We’re inviting Maher to, in his words, ‘meddle’ in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District race this fall. Help us hold Colorado’s very own loser of a Congressman, Rep. Mike Coffman, accountable.”
Visit ProgressNow Colorado’s petition site: Flip a District Colorado.
After a long competition on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Rep. Mike Coffman was selected as one of the “Flippable Four” members of Congress. Maher describes Coffman on the Flip a District website as “a hardcore gun-nut who just so happens to represent Aurora, and famously said that in his heart, Obama is ‘not an American.’ Well, Mike, in our hearts, you’re not a Congressman, and maybe we can help make that a reality.”
Maher plans to announce the winner of the Flip a District competition on a live broadcast September 12th. ProgressNow Colorado’s goal is to deliver thousands of signatures on or before that broadcast, urging Maher to pick Coffman for his special “meddling” attention this fall.
“There is no member of Congress more worthy and ready to have his district flipped than Mike Coffman,” said Runyon-Harms. “We’re sure our members and others across the state–and the entire country–will agree. And we look forward to Coffman finally getting a ‘win’ he deserves.”