Ads Taken Out Against Korea Free Trade Agreement

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press Listen to the Radio Ad here. WASHINGTON – A group opposed to the Korea free trade agreement is taking out radio and television ads asking people to call House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and urge him to vote against the legislation. The American Jobs Alliance – an independent group based in Virginia which says it is not affiliated with any political party or labor union – said radio advertisements targeting Camp, a Midland Republican, will begin airing on stations in Flint, Saginaw, Grand Rapids and Traverse City beginning Wednesday. A television spot will follow. Curtis Ellis, executive director for the group, said Tuesday that emails have already been sent to some 70,000 people in Camp’s district urging them to contact the congressman, who has been a supporter of the Korea deal as well as those being considered for Colombia and Panama as well. The Obama administration has been working with Republican leaders in the House in an attempt to reach a settlement on the trade bills, which both sides say will create jobs. But the American Jobs Alliance maintains they will hurt manufacturing in America and lead to more businesses moving overseas. “The majority of Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike, oppose these job-killing free trade deals,” Ellis said. “Unfair trade deals have cost Americans their jobs and hit Michigan particularly hard. It’s time Congressman Camp stands up for Michigan jobs.” Read original post here.