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Declare Independence from Oil, Protest Ford THIS Friday, 4 p.m.

Friday, July 09, 2004
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Rainforest Action Network
Location Details:
Ford Motor Company Dealership;
2001 Market St @ Dolores St.

Join Rainforest Action Network and Global Exchange this Friday to Sign the Declaration of Independence from Oil and Kick-off America's energy revolution!

This week we've launched the Declaration of Independence from Oil! Join us to sign the Declaration in San Francisco --

WHEN: 4 p.m. this Friday, July 9th

WHAT: Kick off America's energy revolution with a protest at the Ford dealership

WHERE: 2001 Market Street @ Dolores St.

WHY: "The average fuel economy of Ford's U.S. car and truck fleet is last among the top six automakers for the fifth straight year according to the Environmental Protection Agency." - The Detroit News, July 4th, 2004



When in the Course of human events our world is imperiled by our dependence on oil, it is our responsibility to declare to the worst automaker, the despotic corporation Ford Motor Company:

We hold these truths to be self-evident:

Oil dependence is depriving us of certain unalienable Rights. Among these are Life, Liberty and a Stable Climate. To secure oil, Governments are resorting to unjust violence among Men. Exhaust from our vehicles is endangering the earth on which our liberty depends. The world economy and American communities are insufferably subject to convulsions of the world oil market.

Ford Motor Company has established an absolute Tyranny of Oil over the American People. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Ford has for five long years carried the lowest fuel economy of all American automakers.

When it comes to the emission of greenhouse gases, Fords cars are the dirtiest in the industry. If Ford were a country, it would be the 10th largest global warming polluter worldwide.

Ford has betrayed the trust of the public and reneged on its promises to improve fuel economy. Ford has refused to install existing fuel efficiency technology in its vehicles, an unwarrantable waste.

Ford has fought lawmakers’ efforts to increase fuel economy standards.

Ford has become complacent about fuel economy. Today the typical Ford vehicle on the road gets worse gas mileage than the Model-T did 80 years ago.

We, therefore, by Authority of the good People of this Country, solemnly publish and declare, That we are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent of Oil; That we are Absolved from all Allegiance to Ford Motor Company, and that all economic connection between our people and Oil ought to be totally dissolved.


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