WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Today, State Senator and nominee for Congress Brad Pfaff traveled to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids to host a roundtable discussion with county and township supervisors and community leaders on how to bring manufacturing back to Wisconsin.

“Western and central Wisconsinites are proud, hardworking people who are ready to get back to making good-quality products right here at home,” said Brad Pfaff. “Working families’ budgets are being stretched too thin by high costs and broken supply chains with no end in sight and no solutions from Derrick Van Orden. That’s why I’m fighting to bring manufacturing back to Wisconsin to cut costs and create high-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree.”

The roundtable focused on the challenges that working families are facing right now, from high costs to outsourced jobs, and how investments in domestic manufacturing will strengthen our supply chains, bring down costs, and protect domestic workers.

The discussion also focused on the importance of giving Wisconsinites entering the workforce affordable alternatives to high-cost college degrees. In a district where only a quarter of residents have a bachelor’s degree, Brad knows we need to be expanding trade school and apprenticeship program access to put workers on a fast-track to good paying manufacturing jobs in addition to bringing costs down.

Today’s roundtable comes on the heels of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO’s endorsement of Brad’s campaign. As a western Wisconsin native with a public service career dedicated to working families, Brad has fought tirelessly to deliver results for working Wisconsinites. This endorsement makes it clear that Brad is the one who is committed to taking this fight to Washington.

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