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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:11 PM
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"Software Engineer Wants Outsourcing Ban"
DENVER (AP) - A software engineer who twice lost jobs to foreign workers is hoping Coloradans will get a chance to vote on whether to bar the state from relying on workers overseas.

Richard Armstrong, 40, of Parker is leading a corps of volunteers to collect enough signatures to place the issue on November's ballot.

Armstrong, a self-described "independent progressive" who has never gotten involved in politics before, said he began working against "outsourcing" to foreign workers in 2000 after he was laid off twice and saw co-workers going through the same thing. At US West, which is now Qwest, Armstrong said he trained his replacement.

"We feel that taxpayers have the right to decide where their taxpayer dollars are spent," said Armstrong, who runs the Web-based National Hire American Citizens Society.
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  - Great....  physioex   Jul-19-04 12:25 PM   #1 
     - he's not the only one  rman   Jul-19-04 01:34 PM   #2 
physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:25 PM
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1. Great....
But I am afraid he may not accomplish much....
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:34 PM
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2. he's not the only one
there are many local civic action groups all over the world, concerned whith various issues. they all have in common that they oppose 'commercialisation of everything'.
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