Bold Progressives.org unveiled a full-page ad in the New York Times today, featuring former Obama campaign staffers and volunteers urging the President to support a strong public option. A number of California staff and volunteers, including myself and friends I worked closely with in the campaign, appear in the ad.
Their next step is to produce targeted TV commercials. If you'd like to help, please go to their ActBlue page to make a contribution.
From Adam Green at Bold Progressives.org:
Today, we are unveiling a full-page New York Times ad featuring hundreds of Obama campaign workers asking President Obama to fight for a public health insurance option because a bill without it would not be "change we can believe in."
This ad comes one day after we assembled Obama campaign staff at the White House and presented over 75,000 petition signatures urging the president to demand a public option.
This event was covered by the NBC Nightly News, CNN, CBS, and others -- creating strategic pressure just as the president makes final decisions about his big speech to Congress tonight at 8pm EST.
Now we're getting ready for the "ninth inning" in the health care fight -- it's crunch time.
We're preparing some emotional TV ads featuring the voices of Obama campaign staffers speaking out -- as well as other powerful ads aimed at members of Congress who need a push. After Obama's speech, we'll be ready to assert smart pressure where it's needed most.
Can you check out our new ad -- and then help us prepare for this final crunch?
Thanks for being a bold progressive. Together, we are truly making a difference.