Frank Popper one of the top professors are Rutgers has created a facebook group that is called TRUE Independence Day. Read their statement below. The gist is that one should refrain from buying gas on July 4th (not just from BP but from all companies) as a message that we need to break our dependence on oil. Even though this is a request for Americans everyone could join in as a symbolic gesture. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and one for which I ask you to spread the word. They have left it a little late to mobilize but getting the word out helps.
From: Ioannides, Dimitri [DIoannides@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:39 AM
; Ioannides Dimitri
Subject: FW: TRUE Independence Day: Don't Buy Gas on July 4!
From: Frank Popper [fpopper@...
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 10:03 AM
To: David Schlosberg; David Schmetterer
Subject: TRUE Independence Day: Don't Buy Gas on July 4!
The link below comes from TRUE Independence Day, a group formed
on Facebook less than two weeks ago by me and Matthew and Rebecca Hersh,
a brother and sister who are neighbors of mine in Highland Park, New Jersey.
A response to the BP/Gulf crisis, TID asks its members not to
buy gas from any source on July 4. TID's point is not to harm oil
companies or gas stations, which is impossible in a one-day
boycott anyway. Instead the point is make a vivid symbolic patriotic
gesture against American dependence on oil, its politics, and its
environmental and economic damage to our country.
We are all complicit in these matters. We should start grasping
our involvement and take measures to undo it. The July 4 action
represents a relatively easy and simple first step in that direction.
Our Facebook group has gathered over 1400 members in the last
ten days. The statement linked below appeared on our blog,
, two days ago. Please do everything
you can to help us before July 4: join our group, tell others about it,
write about it. And then don't buy gas on July 4.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with me, Rebecca
or Matt. Thanks and best wishes,
Rutgers and Princeton Universities
732-932-4009, X689 (Rutgers office)