Help Now! Thursday, November 8th will be a National Security Call-In Day, where citizens across the country can tell Congress that the time is now to decrease our dangerous dependence on foreign oil by passing an energy bill that includes a real increase in fuel mileage standards.
America's growing dependence on foreign oil is a dangerous threat to our national security. Much of the global oil supply is located in unstable nations and the burden on our military to safeguard access to that oil increases daily. According to military and security experts, the most effective and efficient way to achieve greater energy independence and increase our national security is for Congress to pass energy legislation that increases how far our cars and trucks can go on a tank of gas.
Right now Congress is crafting the final version of legislation that could cut our oil use by increasing the vehicle fuel mileage standard to a fleetwide average of 35 mpg by 2020. If passed, these standards would reduce our country's oil consumption by 1.2 million barrels a day, more than twice the amount we currently import from Iraq. But, the auto companies are fighting this increase, pressuring lawmakers to weaken or delay energy legislation. We can't let that happen.
And, here's how you can help: Please contact both of your Senators and your House Representative.
How it works:
- Determine your congressional members:
- For your House member, click here (you'll need to enter your zip code): http://www.house.gov/zip/ZIP2Rep.html
- For a list of senators, click here:
- On November 8th, call the Washington D.C. Capitol Switchboard at 800-828-0498, which will direct you to your representative's office.
- Introduce yourself, and tell your Congressional representative that its time to decrease our dangerous dependence on foreign oil by passing an energy bill that includes the 35 mile per gallon by 2020 fuel efficiency standard. Ask them to stand up for America and reject efforts by the auto lobby to block or delay passage of the energy bill.
With your help, we can push Congress to break our addiction on foreign oil and build a more secure future for our country.