If we can keep our swag Made in America, then so can the 2012 presidential candidates
Here at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) we have a team of dedicated field staff who travel the country to get the word out about the importance of American manufacturing. Our stafff attend conferences, town halls, and other events from coast to coast, and they always come prepared with a stash of American-made gear to distribute to our supporters-- ALL of which is made in America.
How did we find companies that make these goods here in the U.S.? As AAM Executive Director Scott Paul told ABC’s “Topline” last week, all it took was a simple internet search. Our search led us to Tigereye Design, a Greenville, OH-based company that ONLY sells campaign swag that is Made in America, most of which is manufactured in-house.
Unfortunately, some of the 2012 presidential candidates don’t seem to understand the utility of google.com—or the importance of American manufacturing. Last week, as part of their “Made in America” series, ABC News reported that four presidential contenders—Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Hermain Cain and Ron Paul— were hawking campaign swag that wasn’t made in the U.S. Scott Paul responded on-air by calling this “inexcusable,” and offering up some of our great American-made shirts to the candidates.
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