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January 24, 2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson Releases Automotive Diversity Scorecard

DETROIT, Jan. 23 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following news release:

In 2012, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund distributed an automotive diversity survey to each automaker to establish benchmarks and best practices in the automotive industry as it relates to diversity. During the Rainbow PUSH/CEF (RPC/CEF) Global Automotive & Energy Summit held in the fall, RPC/CEF announced that they would release the results of the survey during the North American International Auto Show.

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, chose Tuesday, January 15, 2013, which was the actual birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to announce the results of the Rainbow PUSH/CEF Automotive Diversity Scorecard. "What a fitting day to celebrate our diversity while challenging automakers to practice the principle of economic parity," said Rev. Jackson. "The automotive industry continues to show gains in production and sales, with a strong finish in 2012. Minority companies must share in their growth. If Dr. King where alive today, he would applaud our strides of inclusion, but in the same breathe, state that there is still work to be done."

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