It’s baaaaaack! Gas Pump Activism returns

25 Feb

Back in April of last year, Disrupt The Narrative introduced the idea of individuals protesting the high price for fuel and assigning the blame for those prices where it belongs. Barack Obama’s policies are directly responsible for the prices at the pump and there are no signs that they’ll let up anytime soon. Most are predicting they’ll rise even further.

The original idea was printing out a PDF file and afixing to to the gas pump each time you fill up so as to inform the subsequent customers who is to blame.

The idea really took off, but then others simplified and perfected it by converting it to a Sticky Note campaign. People were even putting them in grocery stores by the bacon and other staples that we’re going through the roof.

Well, the idea is returning.

And somebody else has updated the graph from the original DTN post and it can be seen here.

A friend and I did one today, as a matter of fact.

To be really effective I recommend Saul Alinksky’s Rule #13, ‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

The target is Obama and the messages need to directly be at Obama. Although I liked the one at ‘I Own the World’ linked above, your audience may not be informed enough to know of the Keystone XL pipeline or its association with Obama.

Have fun. Put a sharpie and some Post It notes in your car and go to town.


7 responses to “It’s baaaaaack! Gas Pump Activism returns

  1. genipero

    February 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Leave it to me to forget my post-its. That won’t happen again !!!

  2. Zonga

    February 26, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Pumps and grocery store too.

  3. Jack Lee

    February 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Cranking the activism back up here in Hanover. Thank for the reminder.

  4. Rich

    February 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I did the google docs gas pump activism doc. I’ve updated it and added a url here:

    I’m going to continue to update it and try to keep it fresh.


    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      February 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks very much for updating that!!

  5. jjonez108

    March 3, 2013 at 7:03 am

    The best way to reduce the price of gas is not to drive: reduce demand and the price will go down. Unfortunately… soaring gas prices are here to stay. Hopefully we’ll get a fee and dividend system so that *we* can choose how to use our money rather than putting the money into government coffers to be blown on big stoopid bets like solyndra. With fee and dividend, gas is taxed, but the taxes come back to you as a refund at the end of the year. The logic being, all that money could be used to buy a more efficient and less polluting car.


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