Free gas being offered as part of Proposition 6 rally

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Free gas money was being offered Monday by the “Yes on Prop 6” gas tax repeal campaign.

Anyone who fueled up at the Valero gas station on the corner of Shaw Avenue and Sixth Street was able to register for a chance to get their gas tank filled. 

As many locals fuel up Monday they couldn’t help but notice that gas prices are approaching $4 per gallon.   

And the question many ask themselves, is where is all that tax money going?

“Use the money where its supposed to be stop misappropriating the funds and then when you need more money stop sticking your hand out to people that are working that have to budget their money why can’t California budget theirs,” said a local as she fueled up. 

Lupe Espinoza, who is running for State Assembly, says free gas is offered not just to relieve working families who are struggling but also to educate everyone about the gas tax repeal. 

“There is a purposeful error in the ballot, it doesn’t actually say to repeal the gas tax it says to get rid of transportation repairs and so on which is actually untrue, this is actually just to repeal the gas tax,” said Espinoza, candidate for Assembly District 31. 

Local drivers were able to register for the statewide drawing. 

One in every 50 driver received a $50 gas card. 

The spokesperson for “No on Prop 6” responded to the free gas promotion. 

“It is illegal to offer anything of value for a pledge to vote, and our campaign will be taking legal action to address this desperate stunt,” said spokesperson, Robin Swanson in a statement. 

Advocates for “No on Prop 6” said if it passes, it will get rid of $5 billion in funding, stopping transportation projects.

They add it could jeopardize the safety of roads and bridges.

Jonathan Zwickel, volunteer for the free gas give away, said he just encourages everyone to come out and vote. 

“Maybe one individual can’t change the world but together we can make a difference,” said Zwickel. 

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