Tonight, a North Carolina town is hosting a “Bring It Beck” jobs rally on Labor Day in hopes of bring the manufacturing side of the 1791 clothing line to their town of Mount Airy.
The local newspaper writes:
The day’s events, which will last about two hours, include local elected government officials as well as businesspeople speaking, special music by Rachel Johnson and food sales.
A video will be made of the rally and edited into a documentary-type production that will be sent to Beck.
T-shirts bearing a “Bring It Beck” logo — recently produced to show the community’s support for the 1791 project Beck is wanting to start-up — will be offered during the rally for $10. Proceeds from shirt sales are going to the United Fund of Surry County, which will be represented at the gathering for a check presentation.
Fans may remember the mayor of the town calling into the show in early August to speak with Beck about the possibility of bringing 1791 - and the jobs it would create - to their town. Read the original story here.
“We have relied heavily on legacy industries such as textiles and furniture. In fact, at one time we were known all over the world for making socks. And in fact, my mother worked at Mount Airy Hosiery mill when that plant closed," the Mayor told Glenn during the interview.
Glenn had expressed some concern over the initial story coming out of Mount Airy, which reported taht several local politicians saw Glenn as too controversial to support. Nevertheless, Glenn has been willing to hear out her plans, but emphasized the non-profit focus of the 1791 initiative.
"I’m building it for all of the profits to go right directly to charity. So it’s not a profit organization. So, you know, we’d need some people that are going to help step to the plate and put this together, but this will be a Newman’s Own kind of situation where the employees are taken care of and everybody works hard but we’re all working for a cause to restart the engine of America,” Glenn told her.
The clothing line would be part of the Mercury One initiative:
The Blaze has more on this story and will be providing updates throughout the day - read more here!