Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) plan to ignore the will of the people by not bringing offshore oil drilling to a vote in Congress. They are trying to "run out the clock" and are only a few days from doing so, since Congress goes on summer recess after this friday. Reid and Pelosi know offshore drilling would be approved if it was voted upon, because almost all Republicans are in favor of it, and enough Democrats have been persuaded by the high price of gasoline to change their minds about it. I urge you to help pressure Congress into voting on this issue. High gas prices are damaging our economy, and are particularly hard on those who can least afford it. There is NO reason not to vote in favor of offshore drilling. If you think things are bad now, wait five years until gasoline is $6-8 per gallon if we do nothing. Ask them to open up ANWR for drilling as well while you're at it. Drilling for oil is not the entire solution to our future energy problems, but it is a big part of the solution until we transition away from oil to alternative energy sources, which is a long ways off.
Your government is supposed to be answerable to you. Don't let the obstructionists Reid and Pelosi succeed.
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