Don't Call It A Comeback...
Updated: Sep 28
Today, I want to talk about how American manufacturing has been clawing its way toward a comeback, and how I envision helping it come back with a vengeance. It’s time to shake off our rust, and restore glory to American manufacturing in Ohio.
See, I’m not the only one who’s been asking questions and seeking solutions to revitalize American manufacturing. Sure, there are plenty of people out there who say it’s “too late” or “too expensive” or just straight up “impossible” to rebuild American manufacturing to the height of its former glory.
But there are also a lot of people out there like you and me, who believe in the sheer power of the American will.
I see three types of companies that we need to support, encourage, and grow, to aid a new American manufacturing revolution.
First, the people who have traditionally operated in America, have held strong and provided good, stable American jobs over the years.
For example, my grandfather built his company right here in Northeast Ohio, and that’s where it stayed. Sure, it may have been cheaper and easier to off-shore and outsource, but he was proud to be an American building his community, within his community.
Companies like this should be acknowledged and rewarded, so they are happy to continue to do business in this way.
Second, we need to support new manufacturing and American innovation. Companies like Tesla, Rivian, Lucid represent a return to American automobile innovation and manufacturing. America was built on cars, and we should be encouraging more clean vehicle manufacturing.
Also, since we’re talking about space this month, I want to shout out Space X and Blue Origin. We might have mixed feelings about the men in charge, but it’s undeniable that they have created thousands of American jobs, and facilitated extraordinary innovation.
The third type of company we should reward is existing companies that are looking to make new investments into American manufacturing. Right here in Ohio, First Solar is in the process of creating one of the largest new solar panel manufacturing plants in the world.
Also, check out this article about a non-profit in Detroit who pivoted to manufacturing PPE during the pandemic:
I believe that all of the companies I named above (and thousands more) are proof that American manufacturing is far from over, and in fact, we are past due for a renaissance that will revolutionize the global marketplace and cement America as the world’s leader in manufacturing and innovation.
But to get this done, we need to secure opportunities for everyday Americans. We need to make sure that our new manufacturing jobs are sustainable and sustaining. I want to see a return to single income households, and the high standard of living that made America the best place on Earth to live.
We can only do that if we reward the companies that sustain our communities, and hold everyone to a higher standard.
I believe that this is possible, if we have representatives who are willing to fight for everyday Americans, and not so corporate fat cats and special interests.
I am aiming to be such a representative for Northeast Ohio.
I want to see Northeast Ohio back to work, in jobs that provide them stability, comfort, and dignity.
I know we can do it, if we harness the energy of the manufacturing revolution that could be just around the corner, if we work together.
Will you invest in my campaign, in my mission to bring sustainable manufacturing back to Ohio?
As a grassroots-supported politician, every dollar counts, and I can’t thank you enough.
P.S-- July is the first month in the quarter, and a great time to set the tone for our next filing. If we come in with a strong push of donations, we will have the resources to continue this battle.
It’s going to be hard to fight against one of Trump’s hand-picked candidates, but I am more than ready for it-- are you?
Thank you for reading.