Can you occupy a press conference?

By: - October 6, 2011 2:09 pm

Tomorrow, Senator Kay Hagan will appear with some corporate titans to explain her destructive plan to give giant multi-national corporations yet another tax cut. Wish she were holding it somewhere in which she’d have to look at and speak to the 99%.

This from the Senator’s office:

“October 6, 2011

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) will hold a press conference with North Carolina business leaders TOMORROW at 9:30 a.m. at Quintiles to discuss the Foreign Earnings Reinvestment Act,

which Hagan introduced today with Sen. John McCain. The bipartisan bill creates a temporary reduction in the 35 percent corporate tax rate to incentivize repatriation of up to $1.4 trillion in foreign earnings back to the United States to boost the economy and drive investment here at home. For more information on the Foreign Earnings Reinvestment Act, click here<>.Business leaders participating in the event include:

·      Dennis Gillings, Founder & CEO, Quintiles

·      Brooks Raiford, President & CEO, North Carolina Technology Association

·      Gary Salamido, Vice President, Government Affairs, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

·      Maceo Sloan, Chairman & CEO, NCM Capital

·      Steve Winterbottom, Vice President of North Carolina Operations, Cisco

·      Bob Hawkins, Vice President of North Carolina Operations, EMC Corp.

·      Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO, Red Hat


WHAT: Hagan, NC business leaders to hold press conference on Foreign Earnings Reinvestment Act

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Friday, October 7

WHERE: Quintiles, 4820 Emperor Blvd., Durham

For more information, contact [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>



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