• Detroit Takes Center Stage Oct 3
• Deputy Director, of U.S. White House of Intergovernmental Affairs Jay Williams to participate at Leadership Town Hall
The auto industry is responsible for eight million jobs nationwide—1.2 million in Michigan alone, the state with the most automotive jobs as a percentage of its labor force (or 21.6 percent of the state’s workers). These eight million people collectively earn more than $500 billion in wages and contribute more than $70 billion in tax revenue.
WHAT: The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education will kick off the 13th Annual Global Automotive & Energy Summit with a press conference highlighting this year’s theme “Economic Parity: One Voice, One Goal.
The automotive industry has proven to be one of the most important industries in this country’s history, particularly for African Americans. The Rainbow Push Automotive Project and their partners will present research that chronicles the impact of the auto industry on minority communities.
WHO: Rainbow Push Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund along with Rev, Jessie L. Jackson, Jr. and Glenda Gill, Executive Director of the Automotive Project together with special guests from the Michigan Minority Supplier Council (MMSDC), Center for Automotive Research (CAR), R.L. Polk, General Motors Foundation/Rainbow Push/Excel Scholars and others
WHERE: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, 9:00 AM (Media Check-in) Program begins: (9:30A.M)
MGM Grand Detroit Hotel, Amber Room
1777 3rd Street Detroit, MI 48226
To apply for press credentials please email Pernell Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive form and return it by email or fax to (248) 423-9209