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Marin, Sonoma, Humboldt, Mendocino, Del Norte, Trinity Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
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Making More in America

By Stacey Lawson

Candidate for United States Representative; District 2

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How Restoring America's Manufacturing Strength Can Help Rebuild America's Middle Class
America needs to make things again.

Stacey Lawson's "Making More in America" Jobs PlanWhy? Because the kinds of jobs that send kids to college and provide a secure retirement are not minimum-wage jobs. Creating high-wage jobs, middle-class jobs and steady year-round jobs will take revitalizing the American manufacturing economy.

That's why I've proposed a detailed plan designed to restore the manufacturing jobs that sustain the middle class + manufacturing employment. It's called "Making More in America," and it lays out seven major priorities to get us there.

All of my experience creating jobs and sparking innovation has led me to one simple conclusion. We can't outsource our way to prosperity. We need to do more than just design, and then consume, products. We need to make things again.

I don't pretend to have all the solutions. But I am committed to making this start, by presenting you this plan and asking you what you think. Please tell me where you agree or disagree. Tell me what else we should do. Let me know what you think our next plan should cover.

I trust this community, this state and this nation. Our problems are big and times are still tough. But I know we've got the smartest and most skilled workers in the world. And I certainly know we're up to any challenge.

Download a copy of the plan here.

Table of Contents

Introduction: America Needs to Make Things Again

Priority One: Small Business -- Creating conditions for small businesses to thrive

Priority Two: Going Local -- Promoting Insourcing and Local, Niche Manufacturing

Priority Three: Energy -- Making Our Own Energy Again

Priority Four: Education -- Retooling our workforce for the 21st century

Priority Five: Innovation -- Growing our lead in science and technology

Priority Six: Modernizing Our Infrastructure -- Equipping the country's workforce with working infrastructure

Priority Seven: Middle-Class Buying Power -- Accelerating demand for "Made In America"


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