Pompeo Unveils Website and Online Petition to Promote General Aviation Industry and Protect Jobs
January 11, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WICHITA, KS – Congressman Mike Pompeo today unveiled a new website and online petition aimed at promoting the general aviation industry and the jobs it creates in Kansas and beyond.
“For far too long, President Obama has led the attack on the general aviation industry and the thousands of hard-working Kansans who build these planes,” Pompeo said. “We need a place for those who want to stand up against the President and say ‘I support American aviation jobs’ to gather and share their stories.”
Congressman Pompeo was joined by several local aviation leaders and union officials today at the Kansas Aviation Museum to unveil the America Flies website.
“This site carries a direct message to the President and anyone else who doesn’t understand the importance of general aviation to America: By repeatedly using the aviation industry as a tool to create class warfare for your political gain, you are hurting American jobs and families.
“Kansans—and Americans alike—will be able to sign a petition on this website and share their own stories of why the aviation industry is important to more than just the President’s so-called ‘fat cat corporate jet owners’. The people who have already shared their stories on the website are fathers, mothers, parents, children, job creators, machinists, pilots, air traffic controllers, entrepreneurs, veterans and Americans who are deeply concerned about the health of our aviation industry.
“We simply can’t allow President Obama—or anyone else—to attack an industry that has created thousands of jobs in Kansas and America. I have sent letters and made phone calls asking for this president to stop the systematic destruction of the aviation industry. He, and others who are against American job creation, continue to create policy and big government regulation, which are destroying jobs in Kansas.
“This is not about partisan politics. It’s not about having an ‘R’ or ‘D’ next to your name. This is about jobs. Good paying jobs for the best aviation workforce in the world right here in Kansas. I hope everyone who values the industry that dates back in Kansas more than 80 years, as well as Americans throughout the nation, will visit AmericaFlies.us and join our fight,” concluded Pompeo.