Build the Boeing Tankers in Wichita
  • Petitioned Boeing Company

This petition was delivered to:

Jim McNerney, CEO
Boeing Company

Build the Boeing Tankers in Wichita

    1. Teajai Kimsey
    2. Petition by

      Teajai Kimsey

      Wichita, KS

If Boeing closes their Wichita plant 2100 workers will be without a job and the 7500+ jobs that would have been created by the $3.5 billion tanker contract Boeing was just awarded will go to another state.

Wichita has been in the airplane business since the 1920's. We've been known as the air capital and there's a reason for that. The majority of manufacturing jobs in this city support the aircraft industry in one way or another yet the economic downturn and loss of contracts has caused our workforce to shrink to some of the lowest records ever. The trickle down effect is evident throughout the community as people spend less, homes are foreclosed upon and businesses are struggling just to stay open.

Wichita doesn't get mentioned much in the news, we aren't the first city people think of when planning a vacation but we have great community that has been extremely supportive of Boeing, getting tax breaks and concessions in the millions over the years to keep them here. Most recently it was Kansas that lobbied hard to get the tanker contract to Boeing because they promised to stay. They gave their word they would stay. In November, they announced they had changed their minds. Wichitans feel cheated, workers are worried.

There has to be someone, somewhere who will honor their word. We want Boeing to take that stand and stay in Wichita.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sunell Koerner HAYS, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      I am tired of corporations taking taxpayers and communities for a ride.

    • Cole Keleher WICHITA, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      As a resident of Wichita, this decision appalls me. Boeing made a promise to the Air Force and the Wichita community, and should HONOR IT.

    • Beth Snyder WICHITA, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      I think Brownback was an idiot for not saving this situation. Why wasn't he protecting us??

    • Dow M Summers Jr WICHITA, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      The skills, talent, knowledge of people whom have devoted their abilities to Boeing and the aircraft industry are here in Wichita, Kansas.

    • Randall Powell VALLEY CENTER, KS
      • almost 3 years ago

      I think that Wichita, KS offers everything that Boeing Co. needs everything else is negotiable. Kansas people can do it for them. They have for over 70 years. Why is there no dialoge.


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