Robert Jones, D-Kalamazoo, second from right, joins the Rev. Edwin Rowe of Central United Methodist Church, left, NAACP Macomb County President Ruthie Stevenson, NAACP State President Yvonne White, NAACP Detroit Branch Deputy Director Donnell White, and Sate Rep.
Ruthie Stevenson, a retired autoworker who is president of the Macomb Branch of the NAACP, said the struggles in the auto sector are destroying financial dreams.
"If Michigan goes down economically and socially, the rest of the country will, too," she
"If the middle class goes away, where are we going to be?"
The Rev. Edwin Rowe
, senior pastor at Detroit's Central United Methodist Church
, said President Obama "is our friend" but he
is being misled by his Auto Task Force
said the group is led not by people familiar with the auto industry, but "with Wall Street representatives leading him down the wrong path."
Rowe said the task force is more concerned with the bottom line rather than the welfare of U.S. workers.
said it's morally wrong for General Motors Corp.
to be shifting jobs to Mexico and Korea while shutting plants in this country.