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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Today: Defenders of Wildlife Fund Launches Hybrid Car Giveaway

Enter to Win a Toyota Prius The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund announced today that it will be giving away a 2008 hybrid car, to highlight Steve Pearce’s consistent and repeated votes against increased fuel mileage standards that could save New Mexican families $1,500 a year and reduce the impact of global warming.

See the Hybrid
The hybrid giveaway launch will take place today, Tuesday, July 1, at 12:30 PM, at the parking lot on Central Ave and 2nd SW, in downtown Albuquerque. Come on down, see the unveiling of the hybrid car and learn more about energy issues.


“We have decided to give away a free hybrid car to show our commitment to raising awareness for energy conservation,” Defenders Action Fund President Rodger Schlickeisen said. “With global warming, gas prices through the roof, and our unfortunate engagement in Iraq, energy conservation is an important issue for the environment, the American consumer, and for our national security.  This should not be a partisan concern, it is an American concern.” 

“Steve Pearce has accepted over $500,000 from the oil and gas industry, supported giving the industry billions in tax cuts, and consistently opposed any increase in fuel efficiency standards,” Defenders Campaign Manager Ed Yoon stated. “With New Mexicans paying $4 for a gallon of gas, we can no longer accept politicians who look out for the interests of big oil rather than those of the average citizen.  Steve Pearce is simply wrong for New Mexico.”

By driving a hybrid car, the average New Mexican would save $1,400 each year on gas alone, according to the Action Fund. If 92 people each drove a hybrid in New Mexico for one year, it would take $127,360 out of the pockets of the oil and gas industry, offsetting the average election cycle contributions made by the industry to influence Rep. Pearce’s positions. In fact, Rep. Pearce has received an average of $7.27 per hour from the oil and gas industry since taking office, 77 cents more than the hourly minimum wage in New Mexico. 

How to Enter the Drawing
The giveaway is open only to legal residents of the state of New Mexico who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and have a valid New Mexico driver’s license. To sign up or for more information, simply visit our website at www.Wrong4NM.org.  No strings attached, the winner will be selected with a random draw in early November, 2008.

The Action Fund, which is known for its innovative and strategic campaign style, is supporting Rep. Tom Udall for United States Senate, as well as Martin Heinrich for U.S. Congress. In addition to its field operation, which knocked on over 25,000 doors during the month of May alone, the Action Fund has already run three television and two radio ads in New Mexico.

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