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About CAM

Citizens for American Manufacturing (CAM) is a non-partisan, Illinois-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The organization was established in 2010. The main goal of the organization is to promote the message of the vital role of manufacturing on the health of the economy.

CAM was founded by:

Joseph Arvin
President - Arrow Gear Company

Scott Newton
President - APEX Media Solutions

Melissa Newton
Director, Financial Literacy - MoneyBasicsU

In addition to CAM's founders, who act as the officers of the organization, a prestigious board of directors has been assembled to oversee the work of CAM. Please visit our Directors and Officers page for more information on these individuals.

CAM's Mission

Through this Website, CAM's ongoing mission will consist of the following:
  • Provide an online focal point of CAM's message and a repository of current information on key issues.
  • Provide a forum for an online community to interact and share innovative ideas pertaining to the revival of the U.S. industrial base - identifying specific and tangible corrective actions to be proposed.
  • Provide a unified voice from which to communicate the importance of this message and propose corrective actions to those leaders who can facilitate the changes that must take place.
CAM's Legislative Agenda

The U.S. Government can play a critical role in assisting domestic manufacturers. To promote positive action by government, CAM has developed a Legislative Agenda to concisely communicate areas we have identified for needed legislative initiatives.  Please review this document by selecting the following link to CAM's Legislative Agenda.

We encourage everyone to download and distribute our Legislative Agenda to assist us in promoting CAM's message.

CAM's Outreach Activities

CAM will be using a variety of communication tools to accomplish our mission. In addition to this Website, online videos, social media and printed materials will be utilized. Live presentations will also be used to communicate the message.  This message will consist of a 1-hour PowerPoint based presentation.  Once the presentation has been developed, a training module will be made available, assisting CAM members in locating venues and effectively presenting the material.

Finally, as the subject of the economy and the state of manufacturing changes, the organization will monitor developments and digest the information for updates to membership of the organization. Communication of this information will be presented via the Website and through email broadcasts to members, as well as through postings on social media.

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