Ohio Democratic Party Chair Walters Hosts Virtual Press Event Ahead of Intel’s Groundbreaking
September 1, 2022
Columbus, OH — Ahead of the Intel groundbreaking ceremony next week that will create thousands of jobs in Ohio, Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) Chair Elizabeth Walters held a virtual press conference to highlight the work of Ohio Democrats that made the project possible.
Despite Republican obstruction, Ohio Democrats were able to pass the CHIPS Act, which helped make the Intel project a reality and prevented Intel from moving jobs overseas.
“When Mitch McConnell and D.C. Republicans in Congress made deliberate efforts to block this urgently-needed legislation from moving forward, you didn’t hear a peep from Mike DeWine or J.D. Vance. They were more interested in protecting their jobs than the jobs of thousands of Ohioans. Because of the leadership and work of Ohio Democrats like Sherrod Brown, Tim Ryan, Marcy Kaptur and others, Ohio is going to get this historic investment that will help us compete with the rest of the world,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters.
Thanks to Ohio Democrats, working families in our state will directly benefit from this critical workforce investment that will make Ohio a worldwide exporter of semiconductor chips and reduce our reliance on other countries for the technology.
With less than 70 days until Ohio’s election, Ohio Democrats are clearly showing voters who’s on their side. While Republicans want to take our state backward, Ohio Democrats are moving our economy forward.