Bus loads of people protest Continental Tire

Bus loads of people protest Continental Tire


PROCES ANNE: TWO BUS LOADS OF PEOPLE BROUGHT OUT TO CLINTON CITY HALL WEDNESDAY MORNING.>>MINORITY CONTRACTORS NEED A BIGGER PIECE OF THE PIE. INCLUSION IS WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR. ANNE: SHOWING UP WITH A MESSAGE FOR CONTINENTAL TIRE.>>WE ARE STANDING UP FOR THE MINORITY CONTRACTORS. ANNE: ORGANIZER ANTONIO POPE SAYS THEY’RE FIGHTING FOR MINORITIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH CONTINENTAL WE ASKED HIM WHAT MAKES THEM BELIEVE THEY WON’T BE INCLUDED.>>WE KNOW THAT CONTINENTAL IS BRAND-NEW, BUT BASED ON THE HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI, WE WANT CONTINENTAL TO UNDERSTAND THAT HAS BEEN A LAPSE OF INCLUSION IN EVERY CONTRACT AS FAR.>>CONTINENTAL JUST STARTED VETTING VENDORS. SO YOU ARE PROTESTING BEFORE THE PROCESS EVEN STARTS. THAT WAS A LITTLE CONCERNING. ANNE: DARRELL MCQUIRTER, PRESIDENT OF THE HINDS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, SAYS CONTINENTAL HAS MADE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE TO BE INCLUSIVE.>>THEY HAVE OPENLY EXPRESSED THEY HAVE STRONG DESIRE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY. INCLUSIVE, ANY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES, WOMEN’S,,

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