Today (May 19, 2009) Senator Mary Landrieu testified on the U.S. Senate floor delivering news of changes that have been made in the Small Business Administration along with additional proposed changes. She named in particular New Mexico auto dealer Bob Cockerham (Car World Kia) who members of AutoDealerPeople.com and members of my personal network supported with hundreds of e-mails.
LINK TO C-SPAN VIDEO
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In a world whose economic news is dominated by the industrial giants, we often wonder what does one small voice really matter? Why take the time to sign a petition or get involved? This video shows what a single auto dealer with the support of over 500 e-mails and faxes from other dealers (detailing their own predicament) can actually accomplish.
We are living in historic times. The auto industry (along with our allied and finance industry partners) are all in it together. When the opportunity to help occurs, I hope that moments like this make it easier for everyone to take a few minutes to do their part. Don't count on someone else to do it for you!