THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2009
Middle Class Task Force to Hold Town Hall Meeting in St. Cloud, Minnesota
On March 19th in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the Middle Class Task Force will hold a town hall meeting, titled "Road to Recovery: Building a Strong Middle Class through the Recovery Act." The focus of the town hall will be to discuss ways the Recovery Act implementation will help the middle class.
The Vice President and task force members will be taking questions submitted thru the website www.AStrongMiddleClass.gov
from people all over the country, as well as members of the audience. The Task Force is visiting and holding its meeting at the New Flyer of America Bus Company in St. Cloud, Minnesota. New Flyer is a leader in transit innovation and low-emission, alternative fueled vehicles. Public transportation funding in the Recovery Act will help create private sector jobs and enable more state and local governments add new, low-emission buses and expand public transportation options. In 2008, New Flyer hired more than 90 people at its St. Cloud plant and has operated around the clock to fulfill a two-year backlog of orders. This facility now has 650 employees.
This town hall meeting will be open to the press and additional media logistics will be released next week.