Campaign 2010

Aug 03, 2007

Democrats Launch Nationwide Campaign Calling on Bush to Change Direction on Iraq

DCCC Press

Aug 3, 2007

Democrats Launch Nationwide Campaign Calling on Bush to Change Direction on Iraq

As Democrats in Congress pass legislation fulfilling their promises to the American people, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee have joined forces to launch a Month of Action on Iraq that will begin with a national television advertising campaign highlighting the Democratic Congress’s accomplishments and calling on President Bush to work with Democrats to end the war in Iraq.

The ads will tout the progress the Democratic Congress has made on the priorities important to the American people – raising the minimum wage; a historic increase in benefits for veterans returning from Iraq, ensuring 6 million children keep their health care, and putting America’s security first by passing the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations.

“The American people voted for a new direction in the last election, and Democrats are delivering it,” Schumer said. “Now it’s time for the Republicans to stop obstructing change, and join us to bring an end to the war in Iraq.”

“Congress is making progress on the new direction the American people demanded,” said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. “There is more work to do, this August we’re going district by district to urge Republicans to stop obstructing progress and work with us to end the war in Iraq. Republicans who continue to vote in lock step with the President Bush’s failed policies will be held accountable.”

“The American people want a new direction in Iraq yet President Bush and his Republican allies are stubbornly supporting a policy that is making America less safe,” said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. “Time and again, Democrats have passed legislation to end Bush’s war of choice in Iraq but Republicans refuse to change course. Democrats will continue to hold them accountable but one thing is clear—Democrats have accomplished more for the American people in the past six months than Republicans accomplished in six years.”

The ad campaign kicks off a Month of Action on Iraq calling on Bush and Republicans in the House and Senate to change direction by ending the war. The Committees will also spend the month of August targeting Republicans in their home states and districts for their support of the President’s failed Iraq policy and their continued obstruction of Democratic proposals to end the war.

The advertisements begin airing on Monday on national cable stations. You can view the ad at www.dccc.org. The script follows:

Video

Still photos – dramatic close-ups of working people, children, veterans, Bush, Reid, Pelosi, etc.

CG: Raising the Minimum Wage

CG: Covering Uninsured Children

CG: Increasing Veterans Health Care

CG: Taking on George Bush

CG: Making America Safe by Passing 9-11 Commission Recommendations

CG: Tell George Bush America Wants Change

CG: Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. www.dccc.org. Not Authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.

CG: Paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. www.dscc.org. Not Authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.

CG: Paid for by the Democratic National Committee, www.democrats.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. The Democratic National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertisement. Audio

It’s a pay raise for Americans working for minimum wage…

It’s coverage for kids whose families are uninsured.

It’s an historic increase in health benefits for veterans returning from Iraq.

It’s taking on George Bush to end a war gone wrong.

It’s Democrats taking the country in a new direction.

And there is more work to be done.

America wants change…tell George Bush it’s time to listen.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.

The Democratic National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.