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A Dirty Ford Petition Signature Delivery

Public Citizen and Partners Deliver A Quarter Million Petition Signatures to Company Headquarters

We drove a Ford Focus which we dubbed the “Dirty Ford” — adorned with a black cloud of pollution, a tailpipe fog machine and money spewing from the gas tank — to send a message to Ford Motor Company: Stop working with President Trump to roll back clean car standards.

Our Dirty Ford transported more than a quarter million petition signatures (from us, Sierra Club, Greenpeace USA, Environment America, CREDO, Care2 and SumOfUs) from Washington, D.C. to Ford’s headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, and we documented the trip online with the hashtag #DirtyFord.

Check out the Dirty Ford’s road trip:

Ford’s head of security begrudgingly took the petitions on behalf of the company, but we left determined to confront Ford’s top staff and express our outrage.

Fast forward to the end of the week, and we got back in the “Dirty Ford” — this time in search of Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett, who was in Washington, D.C. meeting with President Trump about the clean car standards. More on that here.