DFA Calls On Progressives To Boycott BP

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Democracy For America is calling on its million-plus members to buy gasoline from “anyone but BP” until the Gulf Coast oil spill is cleaned up.

“Even as we await the results of the latest attempt to stop the flow of oil gushing from the well,” DFA chair Jim Dean wrote in an email to members today, “BP continues to not allow anyone other than themselves the ability and access to fully investigate the extent of the problems.”

“Enough is enough,” Dean continues. “It’s time to speak to BP in a language they will understand.”For DFA, the best way to target BP is to cut off the flow of profits streaming into the company from gas pumps across the country. DFA hopes to unify frustration with the company through a central boycott organized through the group’s website.

BP has pledged in the past to pay for the cleanup of the spill, but the company has been universally panned in public opinion polls since the oil started flowing out of the broken well off the coast of Louisiana. Recent polls show public frustration has spread away from the company and toward the White House, which has has pledged to hold BP accountable during the spill.

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