A rally against closing Kenosha's Chrysler plant is planned for 5 p.m. today at UAW Headquarters Local 72, 3615 Washington Road in Kenosha.
An email from Racine's Community for Change organization suggested former Vice President Al Gore will be at the protest. We haven't been able to confirm Gore's appearance. No one answered calls to the UAW. An employee with the Racine/Kenosha Labor Paper couldn't confirm or deny if Gore would attend.
Chrysler filed for bankruptcy last week and all of the automaker's plants closed Monday while the company restructures. Kenosha's plant is one of eight expected to close by 2010. It employs about 800 people, including about 200 from Racine County.
Postscript: We still don't know where Community for Change got its information about Al Gore coming to the protest, but we do know when we first heard it: In an email Sunday night announcing the event from Jennifer Jackson, Kenosha County Supervisor from District 20. But her email said: "Humor has it Al Gore will be there." So take this with a grain of salt, folks -- at least until 5 p.m. when we see who walks out onto the speaker's platform.