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Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 Trevor FitzGibbon, 202-822-5200
$400,000 Spanish Ad Buy To Run in Major Cities
As the fight to resist the Bush/Republican power grab in Texas continues in the face of Governor Perry’s call for a third re-redistricting session of the legislature, MoveOn.org has taken the fight to the nation’s airwaves. The ads document the Bush Administration’s hands-on role in disempowering minority voters in Texas and other states by attempting to gerrymander Congressional Districts to increase the number of Republican seats.
“George Bush campaigned for President claiming he was a unifier. But he’s sent Karl Rove on the most divisive political mission in memory. One phone call from the president would stop this power grab in Texas if he really cares about minority voting rights,” said Wes Boyd, founder of MoveOn.org.
With the filing period for next year’s Texas primaries fast approaching, the Republicans in Texas—driven by President Bush, Karl Rove, and Tom DeLay—are racing against the clock to pass a new redistricting scheme that threatens the rights of an estimated 1.4 million minority voters.
The Spanish language TV and radio ads are running in Albuquerque, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa, Tucson, Austin, and Washington, DC.
MoveOn.org raised over $1 million in one week from 32,744 donors to aid the Texas Senators and fund the nationwide ad campaign. The average contribution has been $30.50.
Below is the script of the new TV ad:
SUPERS (over Bush pictures):
“I want [the Hispanic vote, and I’m willing to come ask for the vote.” 6/22/00
“I am trying to broaden the base of the Republican Party.” 8/6/99
In 2000, George Bush asked us for our vote. He said Hispanics
were important to him.
Supers: (over map)
Republican rip-off in Texas
Hispanics lose political power
But now, George Bush and his friends in Texas want to take away
the voting power of 1.4 million Hispanics and other minority voters.
And put us in Republican districts where our votes wouldn’t matter.
There’s a word for someone like that. MisLeader.
Paid For Line: Paid for by MoveOn.org
SUPERS (over Bush pictures):
“Yo quiero el voto [hispano], y estoy dispuesto venir a pedirles el voto.” 6/22/00
“Estoy tratando de ampliar la base del partifo Republicano.” 8/6/99
En el dos mil (2000) George Bush nos pidió nuestro voto. Dijo que los Hispanos le eran importantes –
Movidas Republicanas en Texas
Votantes Hispanos pierden poder político
ANNOUNCER VOICE OVER:
Pero ahora en Texas, Bush y sus amigos quieren quitarle el poder a un millon punto cuatro de
votantes Latinos y otras minorías, y repartirnos en distritos Republicanos donde nuestros votos
no tendrán fuerza. Hay una palabra para alguien que es así:
PAID FOR LINE: Anuncio pagado por MoveOn.org