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MoveOn Rallies for an Oil Free President

Wednesday, July 09, 2008
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Nancy Goodban
Location Details:
San Mateo - 4th and El Camino Real
Redwood City - Whipple and Veteran's Blvd
Mountain View - Grant Rd and El Camino Real
Pacifica - Highway 1 and Linda Mar
Felton - Highway 9 and Graham Hill Rd

MoveOn is organizing "Rallies for an Oil-Free President" July 9 nationwide.

For the last 8 years we've had an oil-funded President who has discouraged alternate energy investment. Gas prices have risen to all-time highs, little is being done to curb global warming, and the oil industry is making record profits. John McCain has taken contributions over $1 MM from oil and gas companies. He has 20 former oil lobbyists running his campaign -- and now he's returning the favor by pushing for coastal oil drilling that won't deliver a drop of oil for 10 years, while further damaging our coastline and environment. We'll rally to tell the local and national media: the American people need an Oil-Free President - Barack Obama - NOT John McCain.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jul 6, 2008 4:18PM

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by deanosor
If he has, that's news to me. There may be some differences between McCain and Obama, but neither one has said they will go against the oil companies--The only way we get an "oil-free Presiden[cy]". Unless you'retalkign about hair oil and not petroleum.
by a fo real green-party member
just one simple thing: don't give to organizations that don't think out of the two-party box, and condone the behaviour of censoring people like me . let aipac take care of mccain and obama or any other of those two-party 'mavericks' .
by are not better then Bush
why do they try to pretend that they are?
1. McCain has a 0% ranking from the League of Conservation Voters this year. He missed every vote. Obama has a lifetime ranking of 86%.

2. McCain supports offshore drilling. Obama doesn't.

3. Obama wants a windfall profits tax on oil company profits and would refund some of it to families to help with their energy costs. McCain's tax plan would give oil companies tax breaks of $3.8 billion a year, including $1.2 billion for ExxonMobil.

4. Obama would require auctioning off pollution credits and raise up to $30 billion a year under cap and trade. These funds would be available for clean jobs and clean energy. McCain would give away these credits to polluters, not make them pay.

5. And in case you still think these candidates are interchangeable, McCain has 33 oil company lobbyists and staffers (see July 7 Public Campaign Action Fund report at )
by deanosor allow the polluters to still exist. The only logical posittion to get rid of pollution and climate change is to not allow the oil companies or any companies for that matter to make a profit. When they cease to make profits then we the people can figure out the ebst way to do so,and to to figure otu the best way to generate any needed power. Until we get profit and power out of energy production, we will never be able to stop the climate change that is destroying the world.
by deanosor
No it's not a test or a trick question. Barack Obama is works for and with similar corporate elites as John McCain. He just speaks a better speech. The Demo-rats and the Rethuglicans alternate to make peoplefele like there's some kind fo change, bu, in reality, theyare part fo the same corporate capitalist power-hungry system.
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