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Protest SF Auto Show: Break America’s Addiction to Oil!
Date Sunday November 21
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Where: San Francisco Auto Show, SF Moscone Center, 747 Howard
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Authorjason mark
http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/oil/nov18call.html

Break America’s Addiction to Oil!
Jumpstart Ford and Declare Energy Independence!

Rally at Opening Day of San Francisco Auto Show



When: 12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m., Sunday, November 21

Where: San Francisco Auto Show, SF Moscone Center, 747 Howard

What: Rally, Leafleting and Street Theater Calling on Ford Motor Company to Break America’s Oil Addiction

Who: Global Exchange, Rainforest Action Network, Bluewater Network, SF Bike Coalition, Amazon Watch, Circle of Life, and YOU.

The United States is addicted to oil. Although less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we consume 25 percent of the world’s oil. This dependence on oil endangers our environment, weakens our economy, and undermines our national security.

The quickest way to break our oil habit is by challenging Ford Motor Company to take immediate action to dramatically increase the fuel economy of its cars. According to the US EPA, Ford is the worst gas-guzzler in the auto industry, falling last place in fuel economy rankings for five years in a row.

A great place to challenge Ford is at the wildly popular SF Auto Show. Attended by hundreds of thousands of people, the show is a critical venue for Ford to promote its products.

When it comes to making sensible, fuel-efficient vehicles, Ford has have very little to brag about. And that means the auto shows offer a fantastic opportunity for concerned citizens to raise public awareness about the very real costs of our oil addiction.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1) Come to the Auto Show rally on Sunday, Nov. 21 and join human rights activists, environmentalists, cyclists and others for a lively rally calling on Ford to break America’s oil addiction. Add your voice to the call for energy independence.

2) Reduce your own oil consumption by biking more! It's fun and easier than you might think. A great way to start is by taking a FREE Bike Ed class offered by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. For more information & class schedules, see http://www.sfbike.org/edu


For more information, contact Jason Mark at 415-558-9490 or jason@globalexchange.org.

Please act today to break our addiction to oil!




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