IRVINE, Calif., Dec 05, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mitch Goldstone, a nationally-known entrepreneur and consumer advocate today initiated a grassroots campaign: “Get in the Holiday Spirit: Buy Cars.” The goal is to instantly resuscitate the economy by engaging consumers to have the courage to rekindle the American spirit by visiting car dealerships and buying cars.
Goldstone, president & CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com said his grassroots campaign “is a national imperative that can unify the country to rebuild the auto industry overnight and pump up sales through a smart rescue plan that is as simple as two words: Buy Cars.”
“This holiday season, the perception is that banks have stopped all lending, but consumers won’t know unless they ask,” advised Goldstone.
“The collapse of the automotive industry is not a viable option. Its alternative could trigger a global economic depression and lead to a national security issue with consequences beyond imagination. One of the enduring cornerstones of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal was the legacy of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). To modernize and expand on the WPA plan, we need to create jobs, not handouts. Americans need to get in the holiday spirit and buy cars,” said Goldstone.
Background: Goldstone previously led a national campaign for entrepreneurs to support President-elect Barrack Obama and dozens of other innovative projects. These included, “Operation Photo” to donate used digital cameras to military families, bring 5,000 people to New York City to support commerce after “9/11” [www.EPICCUSA.com]. The ScanMyPhotos.com website profiles other activities, including his role as a lead plaintiff in the multibillion-dollar antitrust litigation against Visa, MasterCard and its member banks for illegal price-fixing of merchant interchange credit card fees [ www.WayTooHigh.com]. ScanMyPhotos.com operates a retail photo center based in Irvine, Calif. and an international ecommerce photo service to digitally scan analog photos, slides and negatives to preserve millions of photo memories.