New $1.5 Million Campaign Targeting 15 ‘YES’ Votes on House Health Care Reform Bill

November 12, 2009

Television Ads and Phone Calls Begin Today — Senators Beware!!!

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the 60 Plus Association announced a new $1.5 million campaign against 15 targeted House Members who did not stand up for seniors and voted with Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cut $400 billion from Medicare on Saturday.

The campaign targets 15 Members who chose to ignore the best health care policy interests of seniors and their district by voting “Yes” with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Full list of targets is outlined below.

The targeted television ads feature seniors from each district telling their Member why voting for this bill is bad for them and how they feel betrayed. You can see the North Dakota version of the ad at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN5NT5_O9Is.

“This bill adds hundreds of entitlements and only cuts one — Medicare. By voting ‘yes’ these Members betrayed seniors and the best interests of their district,” said Jim Martin, President of 60 Plus. “I hope the Senators in these states take note of the senior anger while they are deciding how to vote on this important legislation.”

Phone calls featuring also began in each district this week. The phone calls urge seniors to call their Congressman and tell them they feel betrayed.

The script for the television ad entitled “How Could You?” North Dakota version is below.

“I have a warning for Congress. There is a senior citizen tsunami flooding towards the halls of Congress, unless it subsides, they can expect their offices to be flooded with angry voices” continued Jim Martin.

TV Ad Targets:

AR-02 Snyder

IN-02 Donnelly

IN-08 Ellsworth

IN-09 Hill

ND-AL Pomeroy

NV-03 Titus

VA-05 Perriello

VA-11 Connolly

Phone Targets:

AR-01 Berry

AR-02 Snyder

FL-22 Klein

IN-02 Donnelly

IN-08 Ellsworth

IN-09 Hill

ME-02 Michaud

NC-02 Etheridge

NH-02 Hodes

ND-AL Pomeroy

NV-03 Titus

PA-03 Dahlkemper

PA-10 Carney

VA-05 Perriello

VA-11 Connelly


    VIDEO                                 AUDIO

    Graphics/Headlines/Cites              ------
                                          The House passed a 2000 page health
                                           care bill that:

                                          Cuts Medicare $400 Billion;
                                          Raises taxes on small business
                                           killing jobs;
                                          And makes insurance you have cost

                                          SENIOR 1:
    Bobbie Westbee, Bismarck              Earl Pomeroy voted FOR this bill.
                                           How can we saddle our children and
                                           grandchildren with these huge
                                           budget deficits?

    Senior talking to camera
    Earl Pomeroy Pix and Graphics

    Warren DeKrey, Bismarck               SENIOR 2:
                                          And I don't want the government
                                           choosing my doctor

                                          SENIOR 1:
    Senior talking to camera              ---------
    Graphic:  Photo Pomeroy.  Call        or telling me that I can't have the
       Congressman 701-224-0355            tests I need.
                                          Congressman Pomeroy: You've betrayed
                                           us by voting to cut $500 Billion
                                           from Medicare.

                                          Senior 2:
                                          North Dakota seniors won't forget.
    Paid For By 60 Plus Association


The 60 Plus Association is a 17-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach. 60 Plus calls on support from nearly 5.5 million citizen activists. 60 Plus publishes a magazine, SENIOR VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote “pro-senior.” 60 Plus has been called, “an increasingly influential senior citizen’s group” and since 1992 “the conservative alternative to the AARP.”

SOURCE The 60 Plus Association

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