From: Keren O. Johnson [KOJohnson@deweysquare.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 10:56 AM
To: Keren O. Johnson
Subject: ADVISORY: TODAY 3 pm ET Mayors From Across America Meet On Capitol Hill To Discuss Auto Industry Crisis

 

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

December 9, 2008

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* * * MEDIA ADVISORY – TODAY, 3 PM ET * * *

 

MAYORS FROM ACROSS AMERICA TO MEET ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY TO URGE IMMEDIATE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION FOR U.S. AUTOMAKERS

Mayors will Stress Importance of Auto Sector to Cities and Towns in Meetings with Members of Congress

 

WASHINGTON DC – Twenty-five mayors from across the country will hold a press conference on Capitol Hill at 3 PM EST TODAY to argue the critical importance of a federal bridge loan for America’s cities and towns.  The delegation will include 25 mayors and local officials from cities in Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. 

 

The mayors will also meet with senators and members of Congress while they are in Washington to make sure that the voices of America’s small-town and big-city mayors alike are heard on Capitol Hill.

 

WHO

25 Mayors and local officials from across the United States and Local Representatives from the United Auto Workers

WHAT

Press Availability to Address Importance of America’s Auto Industry to America’s Cities and Towns

WHEN

TODAY, Tuesday, December 9th, 3:00 pm ET

WHERE

Rayburn 2220

 

More than 3 million American jobs, $150 billion in annual personal income, and $50 billion in annual state and local tax revenues are tied to auto manufacturing, according to the Center for Automotive Research.  Local governments will be significantly affected by Congress’s decision regarding the extension of a federal bridge loan to U.S. automakers.  If any one of the Big Three were to fail, cities and towns will face catastrophic problems, including sweeping unemployment, lost tax revenue, depressed local economies, and increased foreclosure numbers. 


 

THE FOLLOWING MAYORS ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE:

 

Illinois

Mayor Fred Brereton, Belvidere

Dave Taylor, Chief of Staff, Belvidere

Mark Williams, Executive Director, Growth Dimensions, Belvidere and Boone County

Steve Nailor, Assistant Director, Growth Dimensions, Belvidere and Boone County

 

Indiana

Mayor Wayne W. Seybold - Marion

 

Kentucky

Mayor Elaine Walker - Bowling Green

 

Louisiana

Mayor Cedric B. Glover - Shreveport

Councilman Ron Webb - Shreveport

 

Michigan

Mayor Virg Bernero - Lansing

Mayor Charles Brunner - Bay City

Mayor Kevin Hinkley - Wixom

Mayor Abdul "Al" Haidous - Wayne

Mayor Brenda Lawrence - Southfield

Mayor Karen Majewski - Hamtramck

Mayor Richard Notte - Sterling Heights

Mayor John B. O'Reilly - Dearborn

Mayor Sue Osborn, City of Fenton, MI

Councilman David LaGrand, Grand Rapids, MI

Peter Auger, City Manager, Auburn Hills, MI

Darryl Buchanan, City Administrator, Flint, MI

Mike Dornan, City Manager, Wixom, MI

Lynn Markland, City Manager, Fenton, MI

Mark Vanderpool, City Manager, Sterling Heights, MI

John Zech, City Manager, Wayne, MI

Randy Hannan, Director of Communication, Lansing, MI

 

Ohio

Mayor Marlene Anielski - Walton Hills

Mayor Michael Chaffee - Lordstown

Mayor Kathy Procop - Twinsburg

Mayor Jay Williams - Youngstown

Councilman Jim London, Lordstown

 

Wisconsin

Mayor Keith Bosman - Kenosha

 

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