More fun from Stepheni Schlinker, Associate State Director for Communications for AARP Michigan:
Nearly 2,000 Lansing, MI-area residents packed the Big Ten Room of The Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University to listen to presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain speak at a rally on Sunday, January 13.
Among the attendees were 15 Divided We Fail volunteers, including five members of the MSU Democrats, who graciously offered their time to help promote the Divided We Fail campaign by wearing red Divided We Fail tee shirts and carrying Divided We Fail signs.
The rally kicked off with a short speech from Cindy McCain. On stage, behind Cindy McCain, sat a large group of sorority sisters from MSU’s Kappa Alpha Theta chapter. They were asked to be on stage for the event because Cindy McCain was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority when she attended University of Southern California.
McCain spent most of his time talking about Michigan’s lagging economy and the need for alternative energy. He said he believes Michigan can lead the way in green technology and helping the United States reduce its dependence on foreign oil. Additionally, McCain he would support community-college based training programs for Michigan’s many displaced workers.
“We are going to give them another chance,” McCain said. “We are going to be what America is all about and give them the education and training not to go back to an old job, but to come back for a new job and one that will earn them more money and be more satisfying and will contribute to the challenges that this nation faces.”
The DWF volunteers at the event could be seen in several different shots on the 11 p.m. local news in Lansing on all of the major networks – ABC, FOX, CBS and NBC. Overall it was a great showing for Divided We Fail.
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