Jane’s in Sweden and I’m in Indonesia but we left Blue America in the best of hands. Digby, John, Jacqui and D-Day have been working non-stop on our campaign of cable TV ads to get one of the few senatorial culprits in the war against health care reform who actually has to confront voters next year–Blanche Lincoln–to reconsider her position. Lincoln, always an opponent of giving working families an equal break, is a member of the Health Care Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee. We want her to forget her avaricious campaign donors for once in her miserable political life and think about the average citizens of Arkansas and America for a change. Last week, HHS Secretary Sebelius’s report on the state of the nation’s health care situation is especially bleak for people living in Arkansas–not for Blanche Lincoln, Mark Pryor or the 4 congressmen, all of whom get free platinum health care coverage for themselves and their loved ones paid for by the taxpayers, but for regular working families.
We’re hoping our TV ads will help persuade Lincoln, worrying about her re-election prospects, that with 80% of Americans favoring at least a public option, her career i n politics depends on her championing her constituents, rather than Health Insurance CEOs. Digby wrote three TV ads, produced by Brave New Films and directed by D-Day. Here’s one, but you can view all three here: Campaign For Health Care Choice
We need you to vote on which of the three ads we should use first (more…)