Drive It Home Organizes ‘True Blue Friday’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The organizers of the Drive It Home campaign are asking supporters to wear blue March 8 – the final day of production at the General Motors Lordstown Complex – for “True Blue Friday.”

Participants are asked to share their pictures on social media with the hashtag #SaveLordstown. Pictures can also be sent to [email protected].

“The hard-working people and families of the Mahoning Valley and across Ohio are true blue, dependable, trustworthy and ready to help General Motors make the cars and vehicles of the future,” said James Dignan, co-chairman of the Drive It Home campaign and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, in a release. “We are going to show we’re true blue here and across the state by wearing something blue to show support for GM Lordstown.”

The campaign is also working with area churches to ring their bells at 3 p.m. March 8, the time the sole shift at GM Lordstown lets out, as a show of support.

“When workers at GM Lordstown finish their shift, we want them to hear church bells and see members of their community wearing True Blue in solidarity,” said Dave Green, co-chairman of Drive It Home and president of UAW Local 1112. “We remain optimistic and hopeful that GM Lordstown will stay open because we’ve been true blue members of the GM family for 53 years. We’re not asking anything more than just the opportunity to continue to build the finest GM cars and trucks for the next 53 years.”

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