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Tomorrow: RI Obama forces to stump at the pump


From the Obama campaign:

PROVIDENCE –Obama supporters in Rhode Island will talk to motorists tomorrow (Friday) at more than a dozen gas stations across Providence about Senator Obama’s New Energy for America plan that will lessen our dependence on foreign oil, give American families an immediate energy rebate of $1000 to deal with soaring gas prices, and create five million new green jobs.  Congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Mayor David Cicilline will speak to supporters about the Obama energy plan and the real relief it means to Rhode Island families.

On Monday in Lansing, Michigan, Senator Obama delivered a speech on his New Energy in America plan.  Campaign volunteers will hand out copies of Obama’s New Energy for America plan to Rhode Islanders who are paying nearly $4 per gallon to fill up their gas tank.  Please see details of the plan and Senator Obama’s speech at: //

Congressman Kennedy and Mayor Cicilline will also highlight Senator John McCain’s failure to do anything to address the energy crisis during his 26 years in Washington.  McCain has consistently chosen profits for oil companies over energy relief for American families, including voting against fuel mileage standards, opposing renewable sources of energy, and refusing to back the bipartisan energy compromise in the Senate because it would take away tax breaks from oil companies like Exxon-Mobil.

WHO: Congressman Kennedy and Mayor Cicilline speak about the
            Obama energy plan

WHAT: Obama supporters reach out to motorists feeling the pain at the pump

WHEN: Friday, August 8, 2008. 12:30 PM

WHERE: On the waterfront public area at 575 South Water St, Providence

  • matthew lawrence said:

    I sure hope they go to the Irving station on Dean Street.  Half of Providence is there at any given moment, letting their cars idle for half and hour while they wait for gas that's 4 cents cheaper.

    August 7, 2008 4:16 PM
  • matthew lawrence said:

    And by half and hour I mean half an hour.

    August 7, 2008 4:16 PM
  • Will said:

    Um, without the permission of the gas station owners, wouldn't they be trespassing? I'm guesssing they won't be at any corporately owned (i.e. Exxon) stations.

    Of course, as is the usual with most things Obama, this is a whole bunch of nothing. If you have issues getting Providence residents to vote democratic, you've got a much bigger problem than I thought. Obama's plan, if you want to call it a plan, would actually increase our dependence on foreign oil, hurt domestic oil companies and domestic production, and tax American consumers more, because any tax put on the oil companies will be passed through to us.

    PS When do you think the last time either Patches Kennedy or Mayor Chickalinnee actually pumped their own gas?

    August 7, 2008 5:16 PM
  • Mike said:

    I think this geeration, like mine, needs to experience the misery of "progressive" government to see what a sinkhole it is.

    My guess is that in 12 years most of these clueless "Yes we Can" types will be voting for Bobby Jindal or Sarah Palinin.

    August 8, 2008 9:24 AM

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