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Manufacturers Respond to de Blasio State of the City Speech

Manufacturers Respond to de Blasio State of the City Speech
MAP Questions Fairness in NYC Climate Lawsuit

Washington, DC — The following statement was released by Lindsey de la Torre, executive director of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), in response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City speech:

“Every one of New York City’s pension plans is underfunded, and New Yorkers are paying substantially more for electricity than the national average—and yet Mayor de Blasio’s solution is to sue manufacturers and divest those funds of one of the most crucial sectors in the American economy. These actions aren’t ‘fair’ and are a direct threat to the jobs and livelihoods of manufacturing workers in New York and across America. Manufacturing is too important to the Empire State.”


The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) will set the record straight and highlight the concerted, coordinated campaign being waged by plaintiffs’ lawyers, public officials, deep-pocketed foundations and other activists who have sought to undermine and weaken manufacturers in the United States. This campaign will pull back the curtain to expose these efforts and to hold key actors accountable in order to protect our members and American manufacturing workers. The MAP is a project of the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), which serves as the leading voice of manufacturers in the nation’s courts. Visit us at