On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced her much needed American Jobs Agenda at three different press conferences throughout the state of Michigan. Stabenow announced her agenda in Detroit, Flint and Lansing. Rogers Foam was the site of Stabenow's announcement in my hometown of Flint. Rogers Foam produces foam products that act to protect car batteries in vehicles like the Chevy Volt and Cadillac.
According to a press release from the Stabenow camp,"We need to be laser focused on creating jobs right here in Michigan."I know that many Michiganders share that sentiment, particularly, those in Flint. Over the past ten years or so several fantastic eateries and restaurants have opened in downtown Flint, but turn a few corners in my hometown and you will clearly see evidence of a city struggling with issues of poverty and unemployment. Many neighborhoods in the city are hurting and it is painful to see. At the same time the city is brimming with wonderful, dynamic, and hard working people.
Lets hope the American Jobs Agenda will positively impact Flint and other cities that need help in Michigan.
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Purple Walrus Press.
|Downtown Flint. Summer 2016. Purple Walrus Press photo.|