On Wednesday, June 28, residents of Portland will hold a rally at a local gas station, where they will expose Republicans in Congress as "caught red-handed" accepting campaign contributions from Big Oil companies and then doing their bidding.
This is part of a National Day of Action that will feature events in over 250 locations around the country. As families across the country prepare to travel for July 4, rising gas prices are a big concern.
Big Oil companies have spent millions in campaign contributions to get the Republican Congress to hand over billions in taxpayer subsidies. Republicans have consistently rejected Democratic attempts to move toward energy independence and a national clean energy policy - instead voting to keep America dependent on oil and subsidize Big Oil at a time of record profits.
Rally for Clean Energy & An End To Republican Oil Corruption:
Who: MoveOn members in Portland and concerned citizens
Where: Shell Station, 33rd and NE Broadway, Portland, OR
When: Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
What: Local residents call for a Democratic Congress to lead America toward clean energy future and end the Republican Congress's corrupt Big Oil agenda.