Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monterey Peninsula College students revolt against escalating gas prices - the Californian

Hundreds of students at Monterey Peninsula College are joining in an effort to boycott the high prices of gasoline, and are asking other community members to refrain from purchasing gas on Monday. "I am a parent as well as a full-time student," said Lorena Velasquez, a MPC student. "My budget is much more limited ... and gas prices has taken much of my budget. This needs to stop and the decision makers of gas-price increases should consider low-income families such as myself." Student leaders said in a written statement that they want to inspire consumers to not purchase gas for one day at a national level as a protest against the out-of-control price of gas, noting that up to this point, consumers have been "docile."

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