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Monday, June 9, 2008

Update on "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less


Dear Pastor Ed,

Our "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign continues to gain momentum.  Last week, American Solutions delivered the first round of signatures - 350,000 - to the U.S. Senate urging them to take immediate action to lower gas prices by drilling for oil domestically. 

We delivered the signatures to the offices of Senators Alexander, Clinton, Durbin, Ensign, Kyl, McCain, McConnell, Obama, Reid and Schumer urging them to offer real solutions to our energy challenges, beginning with using more of our domestic energy resources.

But this is only the beginning.  It's our goal to have 3 million signatures by both parties' national conventions this fall. Help us reach our goal by forwarding this email to 10 friends and encouraging them to sign the petition atwww.AmericanSolutions.com/DrillNow.

Watch this video of the first batch of signatures being delivered:

New Research on Domestic Energy Resources

We recently released 
new research data on domestic energy resources.  The data clearly confirms the overwhelming response we've received via emails, letters, and phone calls during our "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign:  the American people believe it's commonsense to work here at home to solve America's energy challenges.

In fact, 81% of the American people support the U.S. using more of its own domestic energy resources, including the oil and coal already here, to combat the rising cost of energy and reduce dependence on foreign energy sources.

As the chart below suggests, the agreement is widespread regardless of political affiliation.

Bridging the Technological Divide

David Kralik, our Director of Internet Strategy, was profiled in the Washington Post last week.

The article focuses on our work in Silicon Valley learning from the entrepreneurial, problem-solving ethos of Silicon Valley that is sorely lacking in Washington, DC. 

A DC resident for 10 years, Kralik now lives and works in the Valley trying to bridge the divide between the failing Washington bureaucracies and the innovative Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

Read the full profile here.