DNC - National Exxon-McCain Day of Action to Highlight Exxon John's Ties to Big Oil

Activists to Host Events in As Many As 18 This Week

Washington, DC - Activists across the country will take part in a National Day of Action to protest the Exxon-McCain '08 campaign on Tuesday, August 12. Tomorrow's events are the cornerstone of a week of grassroots activism in as many as 18 states aimed at highlighting Exxon John's promise of four more years of gimmicks and giveaways that line Big Oil's pockets but do nothing to help Americans deal with skyrocketing energy costs.  

From Maine to Montana, New Mexico to New Jersey, Exxon-McCain '08 events will highlight John McCain's promise of $4 billion in new giveaways for oil companies already enjoying record profits and a gas tax gimmick that will line their pockets even more.  Activists will highlight Exxon John's opposition to Senator Obama's plan to give middle class families an energy tax credit paid for with a windfalls profits tax, his pattern of voting against incentives for alternatives to oil, and his history of opposing efforts to increase fuel efficiency standards for automobiles.  Activists will outline the impact of the McCain's promise of more of the same on our nation's economy and on the economic security of working families in their communities. 

"Tomorrow's National Day of Action is the cornerstone of an historic week for the Exxon-McCain '08 campaign," said Exxon-McCain '08 spokesman Damien LaVera.  "Activists across the country are gathering to tell people in their own communities what the Exxon-McCain 08 campaign has in store for them.  With Exxon John promising more handouts for Big Oil at the expense of working families struggling to pay skyrocketing energy costs, the choice in this election is clear.  If you want more of the same skyrocketing energy costs and giveaways for Big Oil, vote Exxon-McCain 08."

Among the states holding Exxon-McCain '08 events this week are New Jersey, Indiana, Maine, Washington State, California, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Ohio, and others.

For more information on Exxon-McCain '08, visit our campaign website at www.exxonmccain08.com.