Make Our Future Work 'Buy American' Resolution Tool Kit (Resolution No. 1)
Our first Make Our Future Work resolution calls on local and state governments and leaders to use taxpayer dollars to maximize the creation of American jobs and to restore the economic vitality of our communities.
This may be referred to as "Buy American" or domestic content or domestic sourcing. The bottom line for us is that we want to keep American tax dollars in America to create jobs at home. Help us by taking our "Buy American" resolution to your local and state governments and push them to pass and implement it. Everything you need is below, including our new talking points to help you learn how to spot some businesses who are trying to get out of buying American-made goods with out taxpayer dollars.
NEW VIDEO: We have posted a "how to" video that helps you learn how to push and pass the resolution. The video is below or you can click here to watch.
There are three main parts to the Make Our Future Work "Buy American" resolution online tool kit:
2. The Make Our Future Work resolution Action Steps, which walks you through how to talk about the issue and what to do with the resolution. (Click here to download)
3. The Make Our Future Work progress report, which gives you a log for keeping track of whom you talk to and what their position on the measure is. (Click here to download)
The following resources also may be helpful:
- Talking points to help you talk to elected officials, media and others about the Make Our Future Work "Buy American" resolution. Download by clicking here.
- Talking points to help educate you about waivers some businesses are trying to get to avoid "Buy American" rules. Download by clicking here.
- A press release template you can use to help celebrate when local and state governments pass the resolution. You'll need to customize this to fit your needs, but this is a filll-in-the-blanks guide. Download by clicking here.
- A flier you can use at the worksite. Click here to download the leaflet.
- A report released by the Alliance for American Manufacturing that offers indepth facts and excellent answers that deflect very misleading reports from those opposing Buy American provisions in the economic recovery package. Click here to download the report.
- A full-page ad placed in the congressional publication, Roll Call, that calls on lawmakers to support the measure. Click here to download the ad.
- A Buy American fact sheet provided by our allies, Allliance for American Manufacturing, available by clicking here. This helps dispel some of the myths about the issue and provides good facts that are helpful when discussing this important topic.
- Two recent national polls that show Americans overwhemingly support Buy American provisions in economic renewal spending by the federal, state and local governments. Read more about the polls by clicking here.
You may also find this video, which walks you through how to push and pass the resolution: