Bringing USMCA Across the Country

Bringing USMCA Across the Country

Over the past few months, Trade Works for America traveled across the country to host events educating American workers about the importance of the USMCA and encouraging folks to contact members of Congress in support of the agreement.

Last week, Trade Works hosted events in Tennessee and Minnesota. Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee all attended the Tennessee event. Trade Works for America Co-Chair Phil Cox spoke at the event in Tennessee, highlighting the importance of the USMCA and how Trade Works is working to get the agreement across the finish line.

Vice President Pence and Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia also attended our Minnesota event, and spoke about how the USMCA will benefit American workers and manufacturing.

Over the summer, Trade Works hosted an event in Iowa attended by special guests Vice President Pence and Governor Kim Reynolds. During the event, speakers discussed how expanded market access to Canada and Mexico will make Iowa’s agriculture industry more competitive.

Trade Works also held an event in Utah in August, which was attended once again by Vice President Pence as well as Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The event highlighted the significant benefits USMCA will bring to American manufacturing and American workers and the importance of our trading relationship with Canada and Mexico.

Vice President Mike Pence Speaks in Support of the USMCA at Merit Medical Systems

Trade Works was also in Ohio, where we hosted an event that was attended by the Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted. The event focused on the importance of trade to Ohio manufacturing workers.

And in Missouri, Trade Works for America participated in an event hosted by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce with special guests Governor Mike Parson and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver. The event focused on the importance of trade with Canada and Mexico to Missouri agriculture and how USMCA will serve to strengthen and balance that relationship.

The next 30 days are essential in the fight to get USMCA passed in Congress. Trade Works for America will continue to bring the message outside of the Beltway and directly to the people who will most benefit from the agreement.

It’s time for Congress to pass the USMCA for the American people.

Marie Sanderson
Senior Advisor, Trade Works for America