Bailout Watch 274: GM's Call to Action to Its Dealerships
Date:12/10/2008Ref. number:Leadership Messages / Leadership Messages / Corporate-Global / Corporate-Global / G_0000017224Subject:
Dear GM Dealership Employees:
We are at a critical juncture in our efforts to get Congress and the current administration to provide federal loans to domestic auto manufacturers to help bridge our nation’s economic crisis. Your support in the form of phone calls is urgently needed in the next few hours as a number of Republican Senators are threatening to block the vote on the Auto Rescue Bill recently announced.
If you are located in the states listed below, please contact your legislators by calling 866 874-9356 and remind them that dealership employees in their districts are counting on them for their support and leadership. Additionally, please share the hotline number with family, friends, business partners or other contacts in these states and ask them to call their Members of Congress immediately. Talking points and other materials to assist these calls can be found at www.gmfactsandfiction.com.
Your efforts to call legislators have been crucial in getting us to this point. Please urge everyone you know in these key states to place their phone calls in the next few hours and remind legislators that their vote is about the survival of America’s auto industry and they will be held accountable for job losses in their states.
@ OldDavid: I will always support anything that floats all boats. That scenario doesn't exist. And again, to reiterate, I'm with RF. There is no hate here for the D3. Just contempt for what they've become. I do believe that 2 outta the 3 (sorry Chrysler) can emerge from bankruptcy as leaner and more focused companies.
@y2kdcar and oldDavid: Please read Buickman's articles for insight as to why so many TTAC readers loathe the profound incompetence at the D3. Giving (and that's what this is) them money is simply perpetuating the foolishness, not fixing any of the problems.
For all you bleeding hearts out there that think we should bail these loser's out,why don't you just send a check to GM or who ever and get a jump on this.I am sure you would not be turned down.I always wonder why people who support these kind of things have to be forced into it,just step up and do the right thing and I am sure your life will be better for it.