Dec 03

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Your Work is Paying Off
Don’t Stop Now! Head to Facebook & Help Save Buy America
Your efforts to keep Buy America in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) are helping spark a firestorm in Congress! Thank you to everyone who made a call this week. Rep. Upton needed to hear from us. He got hundreds of calls and is now stating his support publicly. This issue is becoming national news.

Speaker Paul Ryan is currently the top priority. He’s getting pressure from lobbyists who represent foreign steelmakers in Russia and elsewhere to dump Buy America. If we can’t get his support, our taxpayer dollars will likely go to offshore iron and steel producers. Meanwhile, 19,000 workers in the U.S. steel industry remain laid off this holiday season.

We are taking the fight to Facebook!

It’s time for creative action. This bill is supposed to be finalized on Monday. That means we have to reach Speaker Ryan over the weekend and ask him to include Buy America in the bill. We can’t fill up his voicemail because his phone system isn’t accepting calls.

Here’s how to help:

1. Go to Speaker Ryan’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/speakerryan 

2. Pick any recent post and leave a respectful, on message comment so we can maximize our impact!

Sample comments:

  • Speaker Ryan, please leave Buy America in the WRDA bill. Our infrastructure is paid for by U.S. taxpayers. It should be Made in America.
  • With 19,000 people laid off from the U.S. steel industry, we should be pushing Buy America at every opportunity. That includes the Water Resources Development Act.
  • Speaker Ryan, please don’t listen to lobbyists who represent foreign steelmakers who want to eliminate Buy America provisions in infrastructure spending. These are our taxpayer dollars that should be supporting U.S. jobs, our communities and our economy.

Don’t do facebook? Here’s another way to help: Call and leave a voicemail message for your own Representative by dialing 866-202-5409. Ask your Representative to contact Speaker Ryan and encourage him to keep Buy America in the Water Resources Development Act.










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