New $1.5 Million Campaign Targeting 15 ‘YES’ Votes on House Health Care Reform Bill
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:
HEALTH CARE SIXTY PLUS TV:30 - "HOW COULD YOU?" North Dakota VIDEO AUDIO ANNCR: 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 more. 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. www.60Plus.org 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