Lewis Announces “Re-Open Minnesota for Business” RV Tour
April 16, 2020
WOODBURY, Minn — Today, U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis announced that over the next several weeks, he will be embarking on a “Re-Open Minnesota for Business” RV tour beginning with several stops in the Metro area tomorrow. The tour will consist of Jason Lewis meeting one-on-one with small business owners at their shuttered businesses to hear about the economic hardship that the shutdown is inflicting on their businesses and families. Select stops will be open to the media.
“Several weeks ago I was the first to call for Minnesota to gradually re-open while protecting the vulnerable and defeating the virus, which was met with praise from small business owners. I am pleased to see more and more beginning to call for the economy to re-open, but the time is past due for tone deaf politicians like Senator Tina Smith to take heed, and therefore I am embarking on a ‘Re-Open Minnesota for Business’ tour to help struggling small business owners tell their stories and be heard,” Lewis said.
“Right now there are 22 million Americans out of work, and just today Minnesota-based Best Buy announced they are furloughing 50,000 employees. Enough is enough – Minnesotans desperately need further economic relief. Just today, the Small Business Administration announced they are out of money from the first come, first serve Paycheck Protection Program. This is not a game. Senator Tina Smith twice voted to block economic relief to work in funding for her liberal pet projects like funding the Kennedy Center and the Green New Deal, and we can’t afford for her to play politics any further. Lives and livelihoods are on the line,” Lewis continued.
“I call on Senator Smith to do her job and provide a much-needed lifeline to ailing businesses by funding the Small Business Administration. Then I call on her to stand with me in demanding Minnesota re-open for business when the stay at home order ends on May 4th. If she is not willing to do so today, perhaps she will be willing to do so after hearing from the many struggling families and small business owners I will be meeting with in the coming weeks,” Lewis concluded.
Media advisories will be made in advance of select tour stops in the coming weeks, and media members can reach Communications Director Christine Bauman ([email protected]) for questions regarding the schedule.