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Oil Addicts Anonymous Roadshow, Wednesday

15. February 2005 • Murph
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Organizers from the Rainforest Action Network are touring the midwest to set up chapters of Oil Addicts Anonymous,

Organizers say, “The first step on the road to recovery is simple: admitting we have a problem. Join hundreds of patriotic citizens by taking the first step together.”

The first chapter was founded in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday by citizens who said they came together to admit that “we as Americans are addicted to oil” and are “ready to take responsibility for this harmful addiction.”

“My name is Austin King and I’m an oil addict,â€? declared Madison, Wisconsin Alderman Austin King. “Having recognized that we all have a problem here, we must work vigilantly to kick the habit. At the national level, we must hold corporations like Bank One and Ford accountable for keeping us hooked and enabling our oil addiction. At the local level we need to must work to stop suburban sprawl, support walkable infill development, and invest in public transportation, bicycle accommodations, and pedestrian safety.”

The OAA Roadshow is coming to Ann Arbor tomorrow, Wednesday, 16 February, and will be holding a presentation and workshop in the Michigan Union, Room 2105B, from 6:30-8:00 pm.