Friday, April 8, 2011

National Gas Boycott- April 15


I recieved this in an email today:

Subject: Don't pump gas on April 15th

Hello everyone!


In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Because of that, gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On April 15th 2011, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $1.20 a liter in most places.

If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on April 15th and let's try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.



Let's all do our part and say we don't like what we are seeing!

3 comments:

  1. Actually, this WON'T make a difference. You're not boycotting, but merely delaying your purchase by a day.
    There are other reasons it won't work. Snopes.com explains them a lot more eloquently than I could:
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/nogas.asp

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  2. Good point Donna- and thank you for sharing.

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  3. It does make a difference..people are standing united together for what they believe..and nobody can take that away.
    It's also better than showing no support at all!!!

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