MEDIA ADVISORY (UPDATED): Here For America Drive-In

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American auto workers from across the country, along with Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), will be holding a ‘Drive-In’ to showcase how tariffs will negatively impact U.S. auto manufacturing. Employees from several international auto companies will ‘Drive-In’ to the U.S. Capitol in vehicles they built themselves. Lawmakers will join employees from high auto-production states like Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina, to share their story on how important international automakers are in their communities and to the U.S. economy. 


Please RSVP to Lauren Boland at lboland@globlautomakers.org by Wednesday, July 18th at 5:00PM.

NOTE: There will be a press conference at the U.S. Capitol and press availability at the Department of Commerce.


Employees representing international automakers will be joined by Members of Congress to discuss the harm to the U.S. auto industry that will be caused by the proposed Section 232 tariffs on auto and auto parts imports.

WHERE:                   The House Triangle — United States Capitol

WHEN:                    Thursday, July 19th at 9:00AM to 9:45AM

WHAT:                      American auto workers will arrive at the House Triangle in vehicles they make here in the United States for a    press conference. They will be joined by Members of Congress to share the impact of tariffs on U.S. auto manufacturing.

                                 Capture a great visual of auto workers arriving at the Capitol in vehicles they build at the First Street bus pull in across from Library of Congress intersection at 8:00AM ahead of the press conference.

WHO:                        Press Conference Speakers Include:

  • John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers and Spokesperson for Here For America
  • Senator Doug Jones (D-AL)
  • Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA)
  • Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
  • Toyota Indiana: Jennifer Adair, Team Leader in Quality
  • Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia: Stuart Countess, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Subaru of Indiana Automotive:  Tom Easterday, Senior EVP
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama:  John Hall, Engine Maintenance Team Member
  • Honda Manufacturing of Indiana: Tim Reisinger, Manufacturing Division Manager


John Bozzella and representatives from international automakers will be available for interviews at the Department of Commerce during the Section 232 Auto Import Tariff Hearing.

WHERE:                   1401 Constitution Ave NW

                                  Washington, DC 20230

WHEN:                     Thursday, July 19th at 10:45AM-11:00AM

Please RSVP to Lauren Boland at lboland@globlautomakers.org by Wednesday, July 18th at 5:00PM to schedule an interview time.

*John Bozzella will be testifying at the Department of Commerce between 11:40AM-12:15PM*


WHAT:                    Press Availability at the Department of Commerce with employees who build vehicles produced by international automakers in the United States.



Here For America tells the story of international automakers and dealers, their ever-growing impact on the U.S. economy, and the benefits they provide to local communities. The contributions of international automakers and dealers are integral to the success of today’s U.S. auto industry, the most vibrant and competitive auto market in the world. Here for America is an initiative of the Association of Global Automakers to increase public education about the importance of international automakers to American job creation, economic growth, technological innovation and strong communities. Visit www.hereforamerica.com and follow Here For America on Twitter and Facebook.

Lauren OToole Boland
Here For America