Yesterday, John Carlson featured on his radio show Shift’s campaign to raise public awareness about Jay Inslee’s plan to use Olympia bureaucrats – not elected legislators – to jam through a fuel mandate on Washingtonians. Of course, Jay Inslee’s fuel mandate could raise gas prices by $1 plus per gallon – according to his consultant.
Shift previously pointed out that most Washingtonians are unfortunately unaware of Jay’s previously secret fuel mandate proposal — 79% of voters and 86% of small business owners admitted they did not know of Inslee’s plans back in November. Yet, voters (80%) and small business owners (75%) believe an increase in gas prices – from a range of estimates from 13 cents to $1.47 that Inslee’s policy might cost according to various experts – is too much to pay for a policy that doesn’t benefit our state. More, a whopping 90% of voters and 95% of small businesses do not want to see Inslee’s force a fuel mandate via executive order, instead of putting his proposal up for legislative debate.
Here at Shift we believe that these numbers speak volumes. They demonstrate that Inslee lacks the support of the people, and he knows it. The numbers also prove that most Washingtonians have no idea about Inslee’s fuel mandate scheme — his plan to hide an extreme environmental agenda from all but his strongest special interest activists is working.
That’s why Shift launched a campaign to raise awareness, but we need your help. You can order pre-printed Post-It notes with information about Inslee’s gas tax scheme. Every time you fill up your vehicle, leave a sticky note behind on the gas pump to let the next person know about Inslee’s plans – and take a picture of the note to send to us, so we can add it to our statewide map.
Shift is proud to announce that our first run of note pads has already been completely spoken for – thanks to the support of people across Washington. Will you please consider joining in? Just click here and we will mail you a pack of 25 sticky notes so you can help spread the message to every corner of our state.
If you would like to listen to Carlson’s take on our awareness effort, click here.