Textile coalition vows to be kingmaker in 2004 election
January 30, 2004,
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A consortium of textile trade groups vowed yesterday to get every worker in the industry — almost 1 million people — to vote for the candidate they feel most strongly supports maintaining import quotas from China and preventing the loss of U.S. jobs overseas.
Allen Gant of Glen Raven Inc. said, "This industry is prepared to work hard on behalf of any candidate that makes an ironclad commitment on maintaining quotas on imports from China. We are also prepared to work hard against any candidate that will not defend our workers against these illegally subsidized imports. This industry is determined that we will make a difference in the 2004 election."