On Saturday, September 29th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., please join Cindy Cartier for State Senate as she welcomes actor John Ratzenberger as a special guest for Cartier for Connecticut at the Connecticut Sportsplex, Indoor Dome Facility, 216 Foxon Road, North Branford.
Families and children welcome!
John Ratzenberger is a television star, voice actor for animated films, and entrepreneur. He is best known for
his role as American's Mailman, "Cliff" in Cheers, and his recurring supporting cast role in all of Pixar's feature films made to date. His roles include:
Hamm the Piggy Bank in the Toy
Story series (1995, 1999, 2010)
P.T. Flea, the Circus Ring Leader
in A Bug's Life (1998)
The Abominable Snowman in
Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University (2001, 2013)
The School of Moonfish in Finding
The Underminer in The
Mack the truck in the Cars series
Mustafa the waiter in Ratatouille
John in WALL-E (2008)
Tom the construction worker in Up
Gordon the guard in Brave (2012)
Crucially, John Ratzenberger is the spokesman for the Manufacturing Crisis in America initiative. The poor image of manufacturing during recent years -- and still today -- may be the most powerful factor
driving the skilled workers shortage.
Just this summer, the DOL, in a candid overview, stated, "Manufacturing confronts a negative image,
characterized by such phrases as "declining," "dirty,"
"low-pay," and so on. Consequently, too few highly skilled workers seriously consider manufacturing career."
While recalling the knowledge gained while producing and hosting the 97 episodes of John Ratzenberger's Made in America for the Travel Channel, Ratzenberger adds, "Part of the problem is the media and Hollywood often portray manufacturing in a poor light, denigrating anyone who works with their hands."
John aims to change that image by raising awareness of the Manufacturing Crisis in America as he meets with Cindy and other active leaders across the country.
"I am pleased and honored that he will be joining me to discuss issues that matter with our residents, including returning jobs to Connecticut," said Cindy Cartier.