TakeitBack.org: PETITION

My Note: This is a new email I received from an unfamiliar (to me) organization, so I have added some info from the Internet to save you the trouble of checking it out. Even if you don’t donate, you may find the info helpful and wish to sign the petition and/or make a donation. I bolded what I thought was important. ellensue

From the Internet:

TakeItBack.Org is an independent organization dedicated to taking back our government from the undue influence of wealthy special interests and putting it to work again for everyday citizens by promoting reforms in a variety of areas, including: healthcare and prescription drugs, voting rights and equal ballot access, campaign finance, ethics and non-partisanship in both our elections …

From the email:

Even before the Russian attack on Ukraine disrupted oil supplies or President Biden made the courageous move to ban imports of Russian oil, Big Oil in the United States was inflating prices just on the expectation of disruptions.

Now, more than a month into this crisis, the price gouging driving excessive profits at the expense of the American people has only gotten worse. Finally, Congress is talking about holding Big Oil accountable by passing a windfall profits tax on oil companies taking advantage of this global humanitarian crisis to fund their corporate greed.

Sign the petition: Congress must pass a windfall profits tax and reinvest that money into programs that will accelerate an equitable transition to a renewable energy economy now.


(You can click on the blue box above to add your name.)

A tax on windfall oil profits would help stop price-gouging by oil and gas CEOs and provide Americans with immediate relief at the gas station.

Even better, the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax introduced by Sen. Sheldon White House would take excess profits and return the money directly to Americans via monthly checks.

That’s right, if we can pass the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax, you’ll get a monthly check — an immediate rebate from corporate price gouging — that goes directly into your pocket instead of the pockets of some of the richest CEOs in the world.

Not only that, making this happen is a political no-brainer. Recent polling by Hart Research found that 80% of voters, including 73% of Republicans, support a windfall profits tax on Big Oil.

Congress can pass a windfall profits tax and reinvest that money into green energy alternatives like solar or climate change fighting infrastructure like public transit, but they won’t do it without our support. Sign the petition now.

Big oil isn’t struggling to survive. They’re taking advantage of a humanitarian crisis and continuing the climate crisis at the same time.

It’s time to hold them accountable with a windfall profits tax. Thank you for making sure Congress hears from you today.


Rick Weiland, Founder

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