Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Real Voices

Real Voices is an organization that creates radio and TV ads featuring real people:

If you had a minute to say anything you wanted to George W. Bush in front of thousands of American voters, what would you say? Chastise him for his foolish military adventure in Iraq? Scold him for domestic policies that hurt average Americans while enriching the few? Or just urge him to be honest with the American people for a change?

At Real Voices we think about that question a lot, because that's our mission: to give ordinary Americans a voice in the political process. In powerful 60-second radio and TV spots, our real citizens address the president in front of an audience of thousands of potential voters. Whether it's a parent who lost a son or daughter in Iraq, a sick child who might be cured by cutting edge stem cell research, or a scientist who knows the truth about global warming and toxic pollution, our "real voices" confront the President directly and honestly about his abysmal

Click on the link on the site to watch "A Mother's Tears." It features the mother of Casey Sheehan, a mechanic who died in Iraq, tearfully asking the president:

When you haven't been honest with us, when you and your advisors rushed us into this war, how do you think we felt when we heard the Senate reports that there was no link between Iraq and 9/11?

The ad then cuts to black and text reminds us that President Bush has yet to attend the funeral of one member of our armed forces that's died in Iraq.


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