U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter this week to Dan Ustian, CEO of Navistar International Corporation, urging him to maintain operations at the company’s plant in Springfield. In early August, nearly 400 workers received notice that layoffs may begin as early as October 4.
“The workers in Springfield are second to none in work ethic, dedication, and productivity,” Brown wrote to Ustian. “As Navistar continues with its military and commercial sales and further progresses with the development of cutting edge technology, I urge you to consider the Ohio workforce that has played a critical role in the company’s success.”
Navistar International Corp. produces commercial trucks and diesel engines. The company recently made a commitment to expand operations in Illinois. Brown urged Navistar to make a similar commitment to the Springfield community. In his letter, Brown urged Navistar to continue working with local, state, and federal officials to keep employees working.
What is the Ohio Project? I’m glad you asked.
The Ohio Project is a grass root initiative opposing recently passed federal health care reform legislation mandates. The initiative seeks to introduce a state constitutional amendment giving Ohioans the legal to oppose those mandates that extend beyond the Constitutional authority of the federal government. It will make the 9th and 10th amendments to the U.S. Constitution enforcement for this specific set of issues.
The central region coordinator, Nancy Channell, has arranged for a petition signing booth at the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market.
All are invited to enjoy the many unique displays of antique collector items, booths offering consumer goods, information about area service organizations, and political efforts of organizations like The Ohio Project. At the same time, you can help the Ohio Project succeed by signing the petition.
Supporting the Ohio Project means enforcing your constitutional rights to government limited to the rule of law under the Constitution.
For more information, go to the Ohio Project website. You can also find out more about the Springfield Antique show by going here.
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