Why we fight for lower gas prices
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Future 42, in partnership with Americans for Prosperity-Washington, rolled back the price of gasoline to $3.82, the national average for a gallon of gas, at Jackson’s Shell station in Kent. Just before the event, the price of gas was $5.17.
People were waiting in line for an hour before the event even started. We provided some short-term relief, but the goal is to bring much-needed, long-term relief in the form of repealing the cap-and-trade law and have lower gas every day of the year.
Policy decisions like this new law have real-life impact. High prices for gas and now home heating bills are hurting our families and small businesses at a time when we can least afford it. One person on our team connected with Corey Rube, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who articulated this perfectly.
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Our event highlighted that gas does not need to be so expensive in Washington, and there is a policy reason why our state has gas priced at over $5.00/gallon. We also gave attendees solutions to repeal this damaging and expensive new tax.
Attendees were not only able to get cheap gas, but also heard how Future 42 and AFP are educating citizens about this new law and how they get involved via a lawsuit challenging the 2021 transportation package, that increased driver’s license fees and allowed for the cap and trade and low-carbon fuel programs; and about Initiative 2117 that is collecting signatures that would both repeal the cap and tax system and prohibit state agencies from imposing any type of future carbon tax/cap and trade program.
In the weeks and months to come, you’ll continue to hear from us on this issue as we work to provide relief to Washington drivers and families.