Michigan Looks for Leadership on Jobs, Schools During Obama's Labor Day Visit
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade.
While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state.
Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to."
So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed.
What do you think? Click through the photo gallery to read what Michiganders said, and add your thoughts to the comments below.
Also visit our photo gallery of the president's Detroit speech and visit.