"At MIAA, our mission is to educate, motivate, and inspire Americans to restore and nurture individual communities and the American dream through the power of consumer choice. Our initial, specific goal is to bring home $500 billion of consumer spending, create six million jobs, and get the virtuous circle going again. We have a vision of the American dream restored."
We're built on a foundation of facts . . .
“Your smart phone was made in a labor camp, your clothes were made in a sweatshop, and your fish were caught on a slave ship.”
So MIAA founder Jim Stuber tells us in his 2017 book,
What If Things Were Made in America Again: How Consumers Can Rebuild the Middle Class by Buying Things Made in American Communities.
MIAA’s foundational document, the book reveals the truth about sending jobs to other countries, how it’s destroying our future, and, most importantly, how consumers can solve the problem. For further information and to order a copy, visit: www.themadeinamericabook.com.
Why we do it:
Here is one of my favorite photographs of my children, at a Memorial Day parade in Wayne, Pennsylvania:
Their faces are full of good cheer and optimism. But what is the future we are creating for them? A long list of jobs they should not aspire to, because “we don’t do that here anymore?” An economy that is stagnant because we are sending a net $700 billion a year abroad for foreign products, creating slack in our economy, hollowing out the middle class, and running up debt in the process?
This is not sustainable, and for our children’s sake, we must act.
Happily, I have concluded that this is a problem consumers have the power to solve themselves, through their spending choices. This was not inevitable, and it is not irreversible.
But this is urgent. So I urge you to join us in restoring healthy communities across America.
I would be happy to hear from you, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (610) 608-5074.
-- Jim Stuber