Working families, community members and small business owners will be speaking at a press conference, Thursday July 12, at 4:30 PM at Raygun, 400 East Locust, supporting the “Bring The Jobs Home Act”, that Congress will be voting on. Iowa Citizens Action Network, Iowa Federation of Labor, and South Central Iowa Federation of Labor will be hosting this event along with several concerned small business owners.
The speakers will be speaking out on the different ways elected officials can create good jobs right here in Iowa and help rebuild local communities hit hard by the recessions.
Speakers for this event are: Mike Draper, Owner Raygun
Sue Dinsdale, Executive Director Iowa Citizens Action Network
“We are asking our elected officials: whose side are you on? Charlie Wishman, Secretary Treasurer for the Iowa Federation of Labor said, “Do you stand with the working families and small business that create two-thirds of America’s jobs? Or do you stand with the CEO campaign contributors who cut our wages and benefits and ship our jobs overseas. When jobs go overseas, it hits main street America the hardest.”
“We have the talent and the skilled workforce to compete with anyone anywhere in the world if we just have a level playing field,” said South Central Iowa Federation of Labor President, Mark Cooper. “We urge Senators, Harkin and Grassley to support the Bring Jobs Home Act.”
The Bring Jobs Home Act will be up for vote soon in the Senate. This bill is one way for Congress to take immediate action to stop rewarding companies that ship jobs overseas. The Bring Jobs Home Act would end a particularly outrageous tax deduction for moving expenses when business relocate overseas, and would instead give business tax credit for bringing jobs back to America.
“Strong policies are important if we want our economy to grow and families to succeed. We can only rebuild our economy and our middle class when politicians stop rewarding companies that outsource, create trade agreements that protect workers’ rights and prevent currency manipulation so that jobs stay in our country,” said Sue Dinsdale, Executive Director, Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN).
Who: Concerned Workers, Community and business owners:
What: Press Conference, discussion on the Bring Jobs Home Act
When: Thursday, July 12, at 4:30 PM
Where: Raygun, 400 East Locust, Des Moines, IA