Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Ed Perlmutter in his successful House of Representatives run as candidate for Colorado.
Fred Ross award campaign
In early 2013, mainly Democratic Socialists of America aligned activists, together with many elected officials across the United States came together to urge President Barack Obama to award posthumously the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the legendary organizer, Fred Ross, Sr.. The Saul Alinsky trained radical was the first to organize people through house meetings, a mentor to both Cesar Chavez and DSAer Dolores Huerta, and a pioneer in Latino voter outreach since 1949 when he helped elect Communist Party USA affiliate Ed Roybal as Los Angeles’s first Latino council member, "Ross’ influence on social change movements remains strong two decades after his death in 1992".
Congressional endorsers of the proposal included Ed Perlmutter.
The National Council of La RazaAction Fund and partner organizations hosted Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, and Congressman Jared Polis on Nov. 6th 2013, in Denver, CO for a discussion on moving immigration reform forward in the House of Representatives. State Senator Jessie Ulibarri moderated the event, while the three lawmakers discussed the prospects for reform in the House and took questions from the audience. Thank you to Rep. DeGette, Rep. Perlmutter, and Rep. Polis for taking the time to discuss immigration reform with us, and to State Senator Ulibarri for leading the discussion, to our partner organizations Del Norte NDC, GOAL Academy, CLLARO, Mi Casa Resource Center, CIRC, OFA, UFCW, AMG, and the Colorado Fiscal Institute for helping put the event together, and to Denver Public School Board Member-at-Large Elect Rosemary Rodriguez for attending today’s discussion.
New Democrat Coalition, 113th Congress
- Ed Perlmutter
2016 Cuba trip
Medicare for All Act
In February 2019 Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019. By May 29 she had 110 co-sponsors including Rep. Ed Perlmutter.