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gas prices

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Update posted 5 days ago

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Gas Rebates for Wisconsin Residents

As I watch the price of gas go up daily, I can't help but observe how this is affecting so many people in my local city and around my county.  People are having to decide on either getting gas or getting the food they need for their families.  The Federal Government is all talk but no show on any attempt to resolve the sky rocketing costs of gas.  The current administration and their agenda to go green, is not doing enough to make the much-needed changes that middle class families need now.  I understand that the Ukraine war has affected our ability to purchase gas from Russia, but if we stayed the course of being energy independent, we wouldn't have to deal with purchasing gas from Russia and supporting a communistic country with a dictator as a leader.  If the Federal Government thinks that rising the cost of gas will push people to buy electric cars, they have another thing coming.  No one is going to go out and spend 75K and over to purchase a new electric car especially when the electric costs are also getting higher because of inflation.   Where does this end? So this petition is to encourage our state officials to send out a gas rebate to all Wisconsin residents of $100 per month, until the costs get back to 2.93, which was the average cost of regular gas a year ago for the state of Wisconsin.   My goal is to get 100,000 signatures so that we can push our local state officials to adopt this new change.  See additional data for gas prices in Wisconsin below: Current Avg.   Regular: $4.893  Mid-Grade: $5.202  Premium: $5.623  Diesel: 5.305 Year Ago Avg. Regular: $2.893  Mid-Grade: $3.222  Premium: $3.599  Diesel: $3.086

Kamen Kuntchef
165 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell, Charles E. Schumer, Ted Cruz, Tammy Baldwin, John Barrasso, Marsha Blackburn, Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Mike Braun, Richard Burr, Shelley Moore Capito, Bill Cassidy, Susan M. Collins, John Cornyn, Tom Cotton, Kevin Cramer, Mike Crapo, Steve Daines, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Bill Hagerty, Josh Hawley, John Hoeven, Cindy Hyde-Smith, James M. Inhofe, Ron Johnson, John Kennedy, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Cynthia M. Lummis, Roger Marshall, Jerry Moran, Lisa Murkowski, Rand Paul, Rob Portman, James E. Risch, Mitt Romney, Mike Rounds, Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse, Rick Scott, Tim Scott, Richard C. Shelby, John Thune, Thom Tillis, Patrick J. Toomey, Tommy Tuberville, Roger F. Wicker, Todd Young, Dan Sullivan, Maria Cantwell, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Brian Schatz, Ed Markey, Tammy Duckworth, Gary Peters, Jon Tester, Kyrsten Sinema, Ben Ray Luján, John W. Hickenlooper, Raphael Warnock

Tell the U​.​S. Senate to Pass the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill called the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act in May 2022. Its purpose is to stop the gasoline price gouging currently happening across the country. Lowering gas prices is something that every U.S. person can benefit from. However, it will likely face an uphill battle in the Senate because of how the U.S. Senate seats are currently filled. Working class Americans are already struggling to pay for basic necessities. Please sign this petition to let your U.S. Senator know how important this bill is for working class Americans. You can also search for and contact your U.S. Senator to ask them directly to pass this bill. Bill Summary: Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act This bill prohibits any person from selling, during a proclaimed energy emergency, a consumer fuel at a price that (1) is unconscionably excessive, and (2) indicates that the seller is exploiting the emergency to increase prices unreasonably. The President may issue a proclamation of such an emergency that specifies the consumer fuel and geographic area covered and how long the proclamation applies. The bill provides for enforcement of these provisions by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. Civil penalties collected by the commission through such enforcement must be used to provide assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Learn more about the bill and its progress here.

Mimi G
419 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to

Help Uber Drivers Make Sustainable Wages

As of 2022, Uber (Uber Technologies, Inc.) has an estimated net worth of $15 billion, yet Uber drivers are job poor.  Drivers are self-employed and depend on Uber customers to pay their income.  For example, as an Uber Eats driver in Tampa Bay, I only make 60% of what the customer pays in Uber service fees.  As an Uber driver we have to spend money (LOTS of money), only to make a pittance.  How are we supposed to sustain, not only paying for gas and other car maintenance fees, but to pay our bills???  We are providing a great and convenient service to the community, and we love doing it, but we as drivers are not being thought about.  We are job poor, but yet, we are the reason why Uber is a $15 billion company. Gas is at an all-time high and Uber thought the right move was to discontinue the tiny surcharge (as of 6/16).  On top of gas prices being at record highs, we are seeing smaller and smaller dollar amount requests coming through every day.  Uber needs to step up to the plate and play their role as a $15 billion company to support their drivers who are using personal property and spending personal money to make them money.  We should not be work poor, independent contractors when working for a $15 billion company.  Drivers are happy to negotiate with Uber as to what fair supplemental compensation would be.  Things such as regular base pay top ups, regular driver promotions (Uber Eats rarely has driver promotions), quarterly "bonus" payouts, additional gas surcharge paid by Uber, etc... could all be things that are negotiated.  To show how little drivers make, here is an example using my pay so far this week: 18 trips (deliveries) = $67.80 (base pay, tips not included) 18 trips x .45 gas surcharge = $8.10 (no longer happening as of 6/16) Tips (those who decided to tip) = $81.22 Total made this week so far: $154.87 $154.87 doesn't account for the $50 I spent in gas to make those deliveries happen, my bills I have to pay and the groceries I need to buy, car maintenance, or any taxes that will be deducted come the end of the year. I am a PT driver and average $225 a week/$900 a month, spending $100 on gas every 8 days.  I am a FT student, so working more hours is not ideal, plus with gas prices, it would cause even more of a burden to me.  Regardless of if an Uber driver is FT or PT, we are all experiencing the same struggles. Uber and the public need to understand the compromise drivers are putting themselves in to provide the public with great service.  The public needs to be aware that the drivers serving them are barely making ends meet and drivers are pleading for the public's help to push Uber to step up and put part of their $15 billon towards their drivers all over the world.  That's the least they could do!! Please sign and share this petition!  Help keep Uber drivers on the road and help us live a sustainable life!!  We enjoy serving our community but will no longer be able to do so if Uber doesn't step up and help us out! Thank you for your support!!

Brittany Adams
62 supporters