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Space to Obama: Hear Ohioans' Concerns on Unfair Trade Agreements

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Location: Washington, DC

Taking yet another stand against unfair trade agreements that have, for far too long, led to the decline of Ohio industries, U.S. Rep. Zack Space (OH-18) today signed a letter to President Obama requesting a meeting to discuss his concerns with these agreements. Obama previously said that he hopes to move a Free Trade Agreement with Korea before the end of the year.

"Ohioans know what these so-called agreements mean: industries leaving our state, our jobs going overseas, and more families struggling to put food on the table," said Space. "We've seen the results of NAFTA, we've seen the results of CAFTA, and quite frankly, we can't afford another one of these disastrous trade "deals.'"

Congressman Space has been one of the leading voices against the Free Trade Agreements that have devastated Ohio's economy and resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of good jobs statewide. He is a cosponsor of legislation that would require President Obama to immediately begin the process of withdrawing from NAFTA, which would begin to bring good jobs back to Ohio.

On June 26th, President Obama indicated that he would work to send a Korea-U.S. FTA to Congress, and Congressman Space today is requesting a meeting with the President to discuss his serious concerns with this trade agreement before it comes to Congress.

Congressman Space has represented Ohio's 18th Congressional District since 2007. He has been working to restore integrity to the office, and to create the conditions to bring new industry and jobs to Ohio. Recently, Congressman Space launched FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO, the second phase of his plan to provide long-term economic growth in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.

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