New MoveOn.org Target ad: ‘Our democracy is not for sale’
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 9:22 am
MoveOn.org’s campaign to boycott Target continues today with a new TV spot, which will air for a week on Twin Cities cable stations. While the group’s past rhetoric has called out Target’s donation of $150,000 to MN Forward, a PAC that’s backing GOP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, the new video doesn’t get into that donation or Emmer’s opposition to equality for gays and lesbians. Instead, in a sleek, kid-friendly ad reminiscent of a Target commercial, the 30-second ad simply states that by boycotting the big box retailer, “we can stop” Target and other corporations in a post-Citizens United world from trying to “buy our elections.” The message is more bipartisan, showing a guy with a Target Bullseye for a head tossing the GOP elephant, the Democrats’ donkey, and Lady Liberty herself into a shopping cart.
VO: Target and other corporations are trying buy our elections.
VO: But if we all work together, we can stop them.
VO: Boycott Target. Our democracy is not for sale.
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