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UPDATE - it's still going on, just had quite a candidate exchange, one saying we need to stop tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs. The other said Nancy Pelosi is "toxic" and we have to stop overtaxing and ove4rregulating business. Go to http://americanmanufacturing.org/... to watch
I have just learned that tonite's "Keep It Made In America" Town Hall in Wheeling, West Virginia will be webcast live starting at 5:15PM EST. I have been covering this tour at Campaign for America's Future's OurFuture blog, with a special coverage page here.
Senate candidates Joe Manchin, John Raese and more will be speaking.
With the election less than three weeks away, West Virginia Senate candidates will address the issue of creating jobs and reinvigorating manufacturing at a “Keep it Made in America” Town Hall Meeting in Wheeling, WV. More than 700 voters are expected at the Town Hall Meeting, which is part of a 10-state tour sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM). The voters will have a chance to directly question candidates and elected officials - from West Virginia and Ohio - on such key issues as rebuilding U.S. manufacturing for the global economy and balancing trade with China.
You can watch the town hall here live starting at 5:15pm ET today (Friday, Oct. 15th).
This event promises to be a big deal, with candidates, labor and business leaders talking about the importance of manufacturing to our economy, trade with China, and other issues. I have been to two of these this week and these are very interesting, so I encourage you to watch the webcast. Sorry for the late notice.
Originally posted to davej on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 01:28 PM PDT.