May Day – International Worker's Day

Join us and our friends at El Centro De Igualdad Y Derechos to help us celebrate May Day! 

Every day millions of people wake up before the sun and get ready for a full day of work – sometimes backbreaking work. Many of these people are immigrants; they are new aspiring Americans and every day they contribute to our economy and community. Many of these people are the unsung heroes who keep our country going. They build the houses we live in, they own the neighborhood meat market we shop in, they take care of our children, and they ensure the food we buy is at the market when we need it. Today – and every May 1st – we honor them by celebrating International Worker’s Day, or May Day as it’s often called.

In her own words: Wilson touts earmark for company that gave tens-of-thousands from execs

This week in Heather Wilson history
 
In her own words: Wilson touts earmark for company that gave tens-of-thousands from execs
 
Five years ago this week, then Congresswoman Heather Wilson inserted a $2,000,000 defense department earmark for a company whose executives gave her thousands in campaign contributions.  
The earmark, to the Lumidigm company, was for the “Development of a Robust, Mobile Multispectral Fingerprint Capture Device Employing Multispectral Imaging Technology,” essentially a fancy fingerprint reader, was sponsored by Wilson and introduced into the conference report after the House passed the appropriation bill on August 5, 2007.  
When introducing the earmark, Wilson failed to disclose that she had taken at least $17,000 in campaign contributions from executives and lobbyists from Lumidigm and two other associated companies before the vote.  Wilson received another $1,000 in 2008 from Lumidigm’s president after the bill and appropriation passed.  
Wilson appeared at the Lumidigm company in 2007 just 11 days after the House appropriation bill passed to speak about the earmark to company executives.   Lumidigm president Robert Harbour introduced Wilson and spoke favorably about the earmark but failed to mention the campaign contributions.  
Watch Wilson in her own words on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdU8TDvDJLk)
 

 
From the Lumidigm YouTube channel: Lumidigm hosted Congresswoman Heather Wilson on August 17, 2007 as she announced that her $2M request for a Lumidigm project is part of the 2008 Defense Appropriations Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on August 6.