Another wave of ads is about to hit key Republican House and Senate members in a bid by progressives and labor to force members wavering on their final stimulus package vote to say "aye." Americans United for Change and AFSCME are running a national cable TV spot called "No Is Not an Option." A spokesman for Americans United said that it "calls out the Republican leadership," including House Republican Whip Eric Cantor. Radio ads are also suggesting that those who voted no in the House and Senate on the first round of stimulus legislation have a "second chance" to vote yes.
Below are the ad scripts and names of those targeted:
Our economy in crisis. Millions out of work. That's why 80 percent of Americans support a plan like President Obama's to create jobs.
But Republican leaders? They're "just saying no."
No to changing the failed economic policies of the past 8 years
We're in an economic crisis and Republican leaders are playing politics instead of doing what's right.
Call the Republican Leadership - Tell them NO is not an option.
Paid for by AFSCME and Americans United for Change
Radio Script (60 Sec)
Haven't you ever wished you had a second chance to do the right thing? Well this week, Congressman/woman [Full Name]______________ has a second chance to get it right when it comes to our economic crisis.
The first time around, Congressman/woman ___________ voted against President Obama's jobs plan. But every day since 20,000 Americans have lost their jobs.
If you ask me that's plenty of reason for Congressman/woman ______ to change his/her mind when the plan comes back to the House for a final vote.
And most people agree. In a recent gallup poll - 80 percent of Americans said it is important to pass a plan like President Obama's - a plan to save or create nearly 4 million jobs. Groups from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to organized labor are supporting the Obama jobs plan.
Call Congressman(woman) _______, at ————-tell him/her we can't let partisan wrangling stand in the way of creating the jobs we desperately need.
Tell ____________ to vote yes on the Obama plan.
Paid for by AFSCME and Americans United for Change.
Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO)
Jo Ann Emerson (MO)
Jim Gerlach (PA)
Charlie Dent (PA)
Fred Upton (MI)
Todd Platts (PA)
Mike Castle (DE)
Candice Miller (MI)
Michael Turner (OH)
Steve LaTourette (OH)
Patrick Tiberi (OH)
Eric Cantor (VA)
Dave Reichert (WA)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
John Fleming (LA)
Brett Guthrie KY)
Jim Cooper (TN)
George Voinovich (OH)
Lisa Murkowski (AK)
John Ensign (NV)