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Trump Surrogate Fundraiser in the Wake of Tax Scam is Tone Deaf and a Smack in the Face of Northeast Ohio

Feb 26, 2019

As Ohioans in the Mahoning Valley Brace for Job Losses, Trump Surrogate Fundraises in Youngstown


Today, as Ohioans continue to fight to save the Lordstown General Motors plant from shutting down, Trump surrogate Corey Lewandowski will be headlining a fundraiser at the Youngstown Country Club for the Ohio Republican Party.

For Our Future Ohio spokesperson Daniel van Hoogstraten issued the following statement on Lewandowski’s visit:

Thousands of hardworking Ohioans are on the brink of losing their jobs and their financial footing. This tone deaf, country club fundraiser comes in the wake of Trump’s tax law that created U.S. tax incentives for companies like GM to send jobs overseas instead of investing in American jobs and workers. It is a smack in the face of the Ohioans working tirelessly to save the Lordstown GM plant.”

In addition to the 1,600 Ohio jobs expected to be eliminated at the Lordstown GM plant, hundreds of other workers at nearby suppliers connected to the GM plant are also slated to lose their jobs:


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, National Education Association, AFSCME, American Federation of Teachers, and NextGen America.