Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) launched an online contest to find the individual who best “makes America” through hard work, dedication to their community and devotion to American manufacturing.
I Make America is inviting supporters to visit the campaign’s Facebook page or website to share their own stories, or nominate a friend, neighbor or co-worker. The contest winner will be featured as I Make America’s citizen spokesperson and will receive a $1,000 award.
“I Make America has been extremely successful in engaging supporters on the grassroots level to advocate for pro-manufacturing policies and a stronger America,” said AEM president Dennis Slater. “The Who Makes America contest provides an opportunity to highlight the hardworking men and women who have joined the campaign and encourages more to make their voices heard.
“As we believe all the best ideas and advocacy come from the grassroots level, the best way to decide which individual best embodies the vision of ‘making America’ is to hold a public voting period to allow supporters to nominate and vote for the winner,” Slater continued. “There are many people whose devotion to our communities and our industry help to make America and it’s time their work is honored.”
The contest runs from January 28 through March 4, 2013, and the winner will be announced following a period of public voting, which will run from March 4 to March 15, 2013.