CLEVELAND, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The role of trade in the U.S. economy is expected to take center stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will be on hand to encourage the growth of American manufacturing jobs.
"There's no doubt that trade has come to the forefront of the national political discussion this election, and we're here to help people understand that policies directly impact factory jobs," said Scott Paul, president of AAM.
AAM, a nonpartisan, nonprofit partnership promoting domestic manufacturing, will participate in a number of state delegation breakfasts during the convention and will host the Keep It Made in America tent, a space located just outside the Quicken Loans arena in the Q perimeter. For more information, visit: www.americanmanufacturing.org/.
"More than 5 million Americans have lost their manufacturing jobs since 2001, so it is no surprise that voters are demanding solutions," Paul said. "In fact, it is almost poetic that both conventions are within shouting distance of steel mills that have seen tough times due in part to America's trade policies."
The Keep It Made in America tent will highlight American-made products, including locally-brewed beverages and a 3D printed model of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, courtesy of the Youngstown/Warren Ohio Regional Chamber.
"If you're looking for the story of American manufacturing, you'll find it right here in Cleveland. The city has been home to some of our greatest makers, but it has also seen many of those jobs shipped overseas," Paul said. "Hopefully attendees will leave this great city realizing how our economic and trade policies impact jobs. Our nation's manufacturing workers still need a boost."
Trade is also expected to be a hot topic at the Democratic National Convention, where AAM will host a town hall with Clinton economic advisor Gene Sperling on rebuilding the middle class. The event will be held Monday July 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. ET at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is open to press. Learn more at: http://action.americanmanufacturing.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=72782.
Media contact: Jet Moody, 202-695-8216, [email protected]
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America's leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers. Our mission is to strengthen American manufacturing and create new private-sector jobs through smart public policies.
SOURCE Alliance for American Manufacturing