In response to an overwhelming show of support from the public and thousands of requests to participate in the public demonstration, organizers of the Big 3’s march on Capitol Hill have announced a slight change in plans. Rather than parade a cluster[redacted] of gearheads down Pennsylvania Ave, proponents of the Save Detroit movement will be invited to voice their support on the official, freshly-coded website, TheEngineofDemocracy.org. Explained Jason Vines, former chief spokesman for Chrysler LLC, “The outpouring of support was huge…We’ve changed this into a virtual march, in part because we didn’t want to become targets for environmental groups or others.”
A physical parade is still planned, however, but it will only consist of 51 participants. As outlined in the original plan, each parade member will arrive in Washington D.C. behind the wheel of only the most innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles Detroit offers. In addition, each participant will be sporting a t-shirt emblazoned by the number of people the domestic auto industry employs in their respective home-states.