Saturday, July 19, 2008

1.3 Million 'Drill Now' signatures delivered to Congress

Dear Fellow Americans,

We have some very exciting news to report about our "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" movement.

We are pleased to announce that at a press conference on Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, we presented the House and Senate Republican leadership 1.3 million petition signatures on your behalf.

As you watch the video of the event below, please remember that you have helped to make this all possible. And don't forget to send this on to your friends to show them what we've been able to accomplish together.

Accepting the petitions, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, and other congressional leaders spoke about the need to produce more American energy as part of a larger American energy plan.

Among the petition signers in attendance were Fred Hughes, a Vietnam veteran and small business owner; Tara Bowman, who owns a cattle company with her husband Daryl; Barbara Windsor, who runs a trucking company that has been in her family for 75 years; and Laura Ramirez Drain, a teacher and proud new American citizen. As representatives of over 1.3
million Democrats, Republicans, and independents, we sincerely appreciate their time and effort.

The campaign for a 21st century secure energy plan is about more than the price of filling our gas tanks. It's about protecting America by cutting off the flow of our dollars to the foreign dictators that control so much of our oil supply .It's about coming together to flex our national muscles to make life better for us, our children, and our grandchildren.

Understanding the importance and enormity of this challenge, our effort at American Solutions has only just begun. As the momentum builds, we will present millions more petition signatures to the Democratic and Republican Conventions later this summer to urge both parties to take action.

As Senator John Cornyn said at the event, you are doing "what every citizen of America has a right to do, and that is to petition their government. To petition for change."

With your help, we can continue to shape this debate, win the argument, and affect real change.


Dave Ryan

Executive Director

American Solutions

P.S. There was some great coverage of our event in the news as well.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talked about receiving our petition in an interview here.

Princella Smith was also interviewed on Fox Business about our petition delivery, and that can be seen here.


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