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Bummed to hear that Hummer will be closed down by General Motors in the near future? Don’t worry, there’s still something you can do to save the gas-guzzling SUV brand.

A new organization, entitled Capital & Labor International Coalition, has just announced it will be holding a special ‘Save Hummer‘ rally in Chicago on April 11, and has invited a lot of people to take part in discussions and show their support for the troubled brand.

Don’t go thinking this will be just a meeting between hardcore fans, as the chairman of CLIC, Thane Ritchie, has revealed it has invited everyone from the Hummer board of directors, to the company’s CEO, as well as members from the UAW union, which represent the interest of the workers at the Hummer plant in Shreveport, Louisiana.

“We have researched the GM/Hummer situation for the past month, and we believe that Hummer can be saved and continue to offer great jobs and products in America and globally,” said Ritchie.

Besides the aforementioned representatives, the company also met with U.S. Senator Roland Burris, D-Illinois, and asked him to act as a liaison between Hummer and the government, in order to plead the cause of the quintessentially American brand.

While it’s nice to see that Hummer still has a lot of loyal fans, we’re not exactly holding our breath here. Sure, the ‘Save Saab’ rally worked for the Swedish brand, but Hummer doesn’t have a lot going for it if it will be saved. Either way, all you big SUV fans better circle April 11 on your calendars and meet up in the windy city.

Source: CLIC via Automobile


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