Ministers for Manufacturing Leads Advocacy Day Trip to Springfield, IL on 11/16

Manufacturing Renaissance and the Ministers for Manufacturing committee co-chairs of the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) will host a day trip in an executive coach bus to the Springfield Capitol on November 16, 2022.   Our legislative host and guide when we arrive will be Rep. Kam Buckner and his staff.  Rep. Buckner, a legislative leader and former chair of the House Legislative Black Caucus, will greet our diverse group of CMRC members on arrival, make welcoming remarks, review the day plan including the names and times of pre-scheduled, half hour one-on-ones with key leaders of legislative committees, caucuses, and relevant state departments.  We will enjoy a lunch with legislators and industry stakeholders at the popular Cafe Moxo, then resume meetings, ending with a media event featuring Rep. Buckner making remarks about manufacturing jobs and opportunities.  We will arrive back in Chicago in the evening.

Our aims are to inform legislators on:

  • The potential impact on Illinois from the passage of the federal CHIPS and Science Act.
  • The importance of expanded investments in Career and Technical Education in public schools, particularly in urban and rural communities.
  • The importance of industrial retention programs including more supports for aging business owners transitioning ownership with an emphasis supporting local business ownership.
  • The importance of increased low-barrier training options for 2nd chance citizens and those needing pathways away from violence.

If you wish to join us please register here:

Not sure?  If you wish to learn more about the trip, please attend our virtual information session on Friday Nov. 4, 2022 at 1pm CST.  

Topic: Springfield Advocacy Day information session

Time: Nov 4, 2022 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Contact David Robinson for more information,, 773-278-5418 x19