“We all understand that we need to rebuild America—even the honeybee trades pollen for nectar, and reinvests in the future flowers that sustain honeybees. Shouldn’t America be as smart as the honeybee? – Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. has requested that the public join United Auto Workers and the National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition on August 28th in Detroit to march for “Jobs, Justice & Peace.” The demonstration is called the “Rebuild America: March in Detroit.”
“We need your marching feet and vocal cords to help make an impact,” stated Rev. Jackson Sunday.
“We all know that “jobs” are the people’s number one priority. We all realize that we must invest in America’s public goods, which have been neglected ever since Ronald Reagan stuck us with supply-side economics.
“We all understand that we need to rebuild America—even the honeybee trades pollen for nectar, and reinvests in the future flowers that sustain honeybees. Shouldn’t America be as smart as the honeybee?
Rev. Jackson believes the March for Jobs, Justice & Peace in Detroit will be “step one in applying public street heat on behalf of jobs at good wages for everyone.”
“On behalf of justice between Main Street and Wall Street.
“On behalf of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
“Best of all, Bob King, the great new progressive President of the United Auto Workers, is totally committed to doing the hard organizing to turn out a good crowd. With PDA’s help, this could be a big political event, and a needed boost for progressive politics.”
Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Automotive Project has convened the automotive summit annually since 1999 to explore how automotive issues impact minority and women suppliers, dealers, employees, manufacturers and corporate governance.
The PUSH goal is to level the economic playing field for minorities and women stakeholders in the automotive, technology and advertising/marketing industries.
Executives, entrepreneurs, community banks, constituents, government officials, suppliers, dealers, OEM’s from all automotive brands and young professionals working to strengthen their brands, increase business relationships, and obtain information to succeed in the new economy.
The marchers will begin gathering at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 28th, at the UAW-Ford National Program Center, 151 W. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit.
“It’s time for some good, old-time street heat,” said Rev. Jackson.
For more information, email Leona McElevene, PDA’s point person in Michigan for this march, for more information. There’s a link for more information at www.rainbowpush.org . Click on the “Rebuild America: March in Detroit” button.