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2 Years After Trump’s ‘Don’t Move, Don’t Sell Your House’ Speech, It’s Clear Trump Broke His Promise

Jul 25, 2019

New Documentary Shows How Trump’s Broken Promises Hurt Ohioans

On July 25, 2017 — two years ago today — President Donald Trump told people at a rally in Youngstown, “Don’t move, don’t sell your house” because the jobs “are all coming back.” However, a
new documentary filmed and produced by For Our Future Ohio shows that Trump broke his promise to Ohioans. 

Since Trump took office, thousands of workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown — located just miles away from Trump’s Youngstown rally — have lost their jobs or have had to uproot their lives and transfer to another plant. Meanwhile, hundreds more jobs in the region have been eliminated at nearby suppliers as a result of the GM Lordstown plant closure. 

For Our Future Ohio’s documentary, “Promises Broken,” tells the story of how Trump’s broken promises and failed economic policies have impacted the Mahoning Valley, as told by GM Lordstown workers, retirees, and community members. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is also featured in the documentary.

“President Trump has betrayed workers and broke his promises on the backs of communities like Lordstown” said For Our Future Ohio spokesperson Daniel van Hoogstraten. “While Trump has said that the GM Lordstown closure ‘doesn’t really matter,’ nothing could be further from the truth.”

As the documentary and accompanying website make clear, many of Trump’s economic policies — including the Republican tax law and Trump’s tariffs — have actually made matters worse, accelerating the closure of the GM plant and the shipment of American jobs overseas. 

In the coming months, For Our Future Ohio will travel the state to screen the documentary and host panel discussions on how President Trump’s broken economic promises are hurting workers and communities throughout Ohio.

To view the documentary and learn more about Trump’s broken promises, visit PromisesBrokenDoc.com


For Our Future Ohio (FOF-OH) is a statewide coalition organization that builds progressive power through voter engagement and community organizing to create shared economic prosperity, strengthen public education, advance social and racial justice, and preserve the environment. FOF-OH’s founding partners are the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, American Federation of Teachers, Communications Workers of America, National Education Association, and NextGen America.