“Our message is simple and hopefully effective. We fully intend to exercise our rights, and will not have politicians making crippling decisions, that will negatively affect our future and the future of our children.” StopTheTires2020 organizer Jeremy Rewoldt wrote in a Facebook post. “We will not participate in the leftist, Biden/Harris Green New Deal. We do not support the banning of fracking. The United States of America operates as a capitalistic economy and OIL is the fuel she survives on.”
Rewoldt applauded President Trump for working “diligently for four long years to protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans, and very importantly the blue-collar workers of this country.”
“The blue-collar workers are literally the ones that make the wheels turn!,” Rewoldt said. “Without truck drivers this country could not survive for long.”
He added that the protest’s intention is not to harm anyone and that they do not wish for any companies or private drivers who are supplying any kind of medical supplies or services to participate in the movement.
In addition, the group plans to launch a second StopTheTires protest from Nov. 26 to 29. The StopTheTires2020 Facebook group, created on Friday, has gained more than 20,600 members as of Monday afternoon.
The planned protest comes as major oil and gas producers, including ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Schell, and Chevron Corp., announced last month that they will cut thousands of workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer oil prices and fuel demand.