Selling The Stimulus
by Charles Lemos, Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 07:19:45 PM EST
Americans United for Change is a progressive non-profit issue-advocacy group that is helping to lead a coalition of more than 30 progressive and labor organizations all of which are working to ensure passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Today, the group unveiled a new television ad campaign in Ohio targeted at GOP Senator George Voinovich.
The spot titled `Day and Night - Ohio' features highlights from a recent speech by President-elect Obama and will air on all four Cleveland area broadcast stations on Friday, January 16th during Obama's planned visit to the area to promote his plans for jobs and economic recovery.
Brad Woodhouse, President of Americans United for Change, adds:
"There's no stronger messenger to articulate the need for a major jobs and economic recovery package than President Elect Obama and no more compelling place for him to do it than the state of Ohio. The plan being offered by President Elect Obama will put millions of middle-class Americans back to work quickly through solid and sound long-term investments in health care, energy efficiency, transportation and education. The eyes of Ohio and the nation are on members of Congress like Senator Voinovich to move forward with Obama's jobs plan as soon as possible to address the worsening economic recession that left 2.6 million Americans without jobs last year. Senator Voinovich possesses both a key vote and an influential voice and his support for the Obama plan, if he were willing to offer it, would go along away towards ensuring passage of this vitally important plan to turn our economy around."
The ad is a 60 second spot. Your thoughts?