Average U.S. gasoline prices stood at $3.77 per gallon Wednesday, down nearly 20 cents from a month ago but up more than $1 from a year ago, according to AAA.
Either way, gasoline is "too damn high," according to political activist Jimmy McMillan, who has run for office several times in New York City and State on "The Rent Is Too Damn High" platform.
McMillan is featured in a new video at GasolineIsTooDamnHigh.com, which is sponsored by LetFreedomRing.org, a non-profit public policy organization.
The organization's executive director, Alex Cortes, says the campaign aims to use humor to draw attention to a very serious issue.
"This is a great way to reach, especially the youth, audiences that normally wouldn't focus on these issues," Cortes says.
Indeed, because they typically make lower incomes, students and younger workers are often hardest hit by rising gasoline prices. High gas prices cause "significant harm" for students, says Cortes. "This is terrible for our youth and everyRead More »from “Gasoline Is Too Damn High”: Jimmy McMillan Joins the Energy Debate