Bennet Kicks Off “Coloradans Don’t Shut Down” Tour, Busses Tables at Adams Mountain Café in Manitou Springs

Upcoming Stops in Pueblo, Fowler, Alamosa, Grand Junction, Denver

October 21, 2013

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today launched a statewide “Coloradans Don’t Shut Down” tour with a stop at Adams Mountain Café in Manitou Springs, where he bussed tables alongside the wait staff. Bennet is traveling the state and joining Coloradans in a variety of everyday jobs to highlight the stark contrast between Colorado and Washington, DC.

“From our police officers that keep us safe, to our teachers instructing our kids, to the men and women working everyday on the assembly line, Coloradans do their jobs day-in and day-out,” Bennet said. “Back in Washington, they might think it’s okay to shut down the government and threaten default just to make a political point, but Coloradans know how important it is to meet their daily responsibilities and obligations.”

During the “Coloradans Don’t Shut Down” tour, Bennet is traveling the state spotlighting Coloradans who are working hard to pay their bills despite Washington’s antics.  Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services estimated the 16-day government shutdown will reduce our gross domestic product by at least 0.6 percent, which amounts to about $24 billion.

In addition to bussing tables, Bennet will be joining the Pueblo Police Department for a ride-along, packing meats at a processing facility in Fowler, working at a John Deere dealership in Alamosa, and substitute teaching in Denver, among other jobs.

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