A CALL TO ACTION – Minnesota Division of Transportation has awarded lower than $1 Million in contracts to African-American Contractors of the $600 Million in Federal Transportation Stimulus Contracts. African-American contractors and different minority contractors haven’t obtained an equitable share of the contracts awarded by MN DOT below DBE regulation 49 CFR Half 26. White Ladies contractors, thought of minorities by MN DOT, have obtained over 99% of all contracts awarded to DBEs.
African-American Contractors are usually not collaborating within the stimulus cash job creating alternatives.
We, the undersigned, are requesting MN DOT have separate targets for African-American DBE Contractors other than White DBE ladies and men contractors on all federal stimulus cash funded and all different federally funded transportation initiatives, A CALL FOR CHANGE.
Missouri and Illinois Department of Transportation held public conferences for separation of DBE Targets for White Ladies and Males Contractors from African-American Contractors.
We search the U.S. Division of Transportation to open an inquiry into whether or not the Minnesota Division of Transportation is doing sufficient to contain African-American DBE Contractors in initiatives that use federal stimulus .
Lastly, we, the undersigned, don’t have anything in opposition to White Ladies or Males. As the principles at the moment exist, all targets are being fulfilled with out using African-American Contractor DBEs.
The signatures can be despatched to Commissioner Thomas Sorel of MN DOT, Minnesota elected officers, and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
A CALL TO ACTION – Please SIGN PETITION – Minnesota Division of Transportation AWARDS lower than 1% of contracts to individuals of shade…please signal petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/separate-goals-for-african-american-contractors.