THURSDAY: New Data on Tariff Impact on Pennsylvania Families to be Released at Tariff Town Hall in Philadelphia

Data will include state totals on recent tariff increases that are being paid by local businesses and consumers

On Thursday, October 11th Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, the nationwide, grassroots campaign against tariffs will reveal new data about the costs tariffs are imposing on the Pennsylvania economy at a town hall meeting with Pennsylvania businesses and farmers. The town hall meeting will include a Pennsylvania distiller, pork producer, and frame manufacturer, in addition to other local voices and experts.

The data Tariffs Hurt the Heartland will release, complied by The Trade Partnership will detail the total amount that new Administration tariffs are costing Pennsylvania businesses, including state totals on tariff increases in recent months, including from steel and aluminum tariffs and section 301 tariffs. Town hall meeting participants will discuss how these tariffs are impacting their consumers; their ability to invest in their businesses and farms; their exports; and the impact on jobs and hiring.

WHAT: Pennsylvania Town Hall Meeting on Tariff Impact


  • Rebecca Mond, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Toy Association
  • Robert Cassell, Co-Founder & Master Distiller, Millstone Spirits Group
  • Craig Snyder, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Michael Araten, President and CEO, Sterling Drive Ventures, The Rodon Group
  • Steve McGowan, Vice President of Operations, MCS Industries Inc., Easton PA
  • Chris Hoffman, Vice President, State Board Director, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Farmer and owner of Lazy Hog Farms and Lazy Chick Farms
  • Angela Marshall Hofmann, Co-Founder, Farmers for Free Trade

WHEN:Thursday, October 11th , 2018 – 11:30 AM

WHERE: New Liberty Distillery, 1431 N. Cadwallader St., Philadelphia, PA 19122

Please email if you are a member of the media and would like to attend.