I just got a media advisory about a conference call about to proceed. I’ll post more info as it comes across on the call.
Delaware Democratic Party Executive Director Joe Aronson and and small business owner Gemma Buckley will hold a press call ahead of Sher Valenzuela’s speech at the Republican National Convention on the night themed “We Built It.” Although Sher will say she built her business all on her own, her company, First State Manufacturing, has taken OVER $2 MILLION IN SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-GUARANTEED LOANS and has obtained more than $15 million in government contracts.
“The President believes in the importance of a partnership between government and business to help small business succeed, which is why he has fought for 18 small business tax cuts that help them hire and make job-creating investments in equipment that grow their businesses,” said Joe Aronson. “And Ms. Valenzuela clearly does, too. But saying she built her business all on her own – that’s just hypocritical and not true.”
“My husband and I have worked incredibly hard to conceive and build the Ninth Street Book Shop,” said Ms. Buckley. “But as President Obama has said, we didn’t do it alone. We even received a small business loan ourselves to open our new location in June.”