(Rothschild, WI) With the midterm election just days away and all polls showing the economy and jobs topping the list of voter concerns, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will make Wausau, Wisconsin its final stop on the 2010 “Keep it Made in America Tour.” On Friday, October 29th at 6:30 P.M., central Wisconsin voters will get a chance to hear candidates address the jobs crisis.
Over the past few weeks, the non-partisan AAM has held Town Hall meetings in 10 states to help voters directly question their candidates and elected officials on such key issues as unbalanced trade with China and rebuilding U.S. manufacturing for the global economy. All candidates for federal or statewide office are invited and encouraged to participate. AAM does not endorse political candidates.
The list of Wisconsin candidates who have accepted the invitation is substantial and growing. Candidates who do not attend the event in person also have the option of submitting a video statement on manufacturing and trade issues.
The Town Hall meeting will focus on:
• The need to create good jobs for the 21st Century;
• The importance of fighting for manufacturing as the key to any economic recovery; and
• Leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses in the global marketplace.
Candidates that have confirmed their intent to attend include:
Rob Taylor, Constitution Party candidate for Senate; Julie Lassa, Democratic Party candidate for the 7th Congressional District; Rep. Donna Seidel, Democrat from the 85th State Assembly District; Chuck Eno, Republican candidate for the 85th Assembly District
The business, labor and community panel will include:
Andy Gussert, National Director of the Citizens Trade Campaign
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt
Mike Roemerman, Human Resources Director for NewPage Corporation
Dr. Gerry Ring, Professor and Chair of the Paper Science and Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
WHAT: Keep it Made in America Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 6:30 P.M.
WHERE: Stoney Creek Inn; 1100 Imperial Avenue; Rothschild,