RVIA Encourages the Industry to Join the Americans for Free Trade Coalition

Oct 12, 2018 | Member News

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is encouraging its member companies to join them in supporting the Americans for Free Trade coalition, a growing coalition of American businesses, trade organizations and workers united against tariffs. It currently represents U.S. manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, retailers, technology companies, service suppliers, natural gas and oil companies, importers, exporters and other supply chain stakeholders, who are united in their concern about the negative impacts of the new tariffs.


According to RVIA, the coalition needs the support of the RV industry to show the diversity and breadth of opposition to the tariffs, which are negatively impacting businesses. With the help of companies from every industry and sector, the coalition will show how the average American family and community is bearing the brunt of these tariffs.


The coalition will highlight opposition to current and new tariffs by:

  • Holding events in states across the country that bring together farmers, business owners and factory workers to discuss how tariffs are directly hurting them;
  • Featuring op-eds, blogs and statements from Americans bearing the brunt of tariffs;
  • Launching a digital media campaign explaining the economic harm of tariffs to a wide online audience;
  • Conducting direct outreach to key members of Congress on behalf of grassroots voices from across the nation;
  • Operating a rapid response “war room” that will fact check and respond to tariff announcements; and
  • Running paid TV, radio and online advertisements highlighting how tariffs are affecting families, farmers, factory workers and businesses of all sizes.

Recently, the coalition hosted a roundtable discussion titled “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” with Senator Richard Lugar as part of its grassroots efforts.

Coalition members would like to see issues addressed with key trading partners, but they believe the tariffs are the wrong approach to bring about meaningful change.

To learn more about the coalition or to join, visit Americans for Free Trade , or contact Mike Ochs with the RV Industry Association by email at [email protected].

Source: RVIA News and Insights