Media Release on President Obama's Visit to Chattanooga


MEDIA RELEASE-  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

CONTACT:  LINDA HANEY, KCDP CHAIR:  865-719-0597;  info@knoxdemocrats.org

KNOXVILLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR LINDA HANEY APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S VISION FOR ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS AHEAD OF TUESDAY’S SPEECH IN CHATTANOOGA

Knoxville, Tenn. — President Obama will lay out his vision for a thriving middle class that rewards hard work and gives everyone a fair shot on Tuesday in Chattanooga.   Knox County Democratic Party Chair Linda Haney released the following statement ahead of the President’s speech:

“President Obama has never stopped fighting for middle class families. From saving the auto industry and helping students pay for college to securing tax cuts for 98% of Americans and taking on a broken health care system, the President and Democrats in Congress have worked to improve the lives of hard-working Americans. Although our country is on the right track, there is more work to be done.

“President Obama has laid out a clear vision for what can be done to spur economic growth and build an economy from the middle class out.  Rebuilding a failing infrastructure to help businesses, expanding access to affordable health care, educating our children, and securing a retirement for people who have worked hard their whole lives are not partisan ideas or goals, but the bedrock of our American system.

“It’s time for Republicans in Congress, like Congressman Duncan, to stop refighting old battles and putting a victory in the polls ahead of a victory for Tennesseans. It’s time for Republicans to work with President Obama on giving the middle class a better bargain.”

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