Last week, in conjunction with CREDO Action, the Open Left community raised over $12,000 to run advertisements on the Senate health care merger process. The ad told Senator Reid and President Obama that we are counting on them to include a public option in the merged, that there are enough votes for the public option, to pass the Senate, and that we will not accept process based excuses.
The ads ran in Roll Call and The Hill, as well as in the Washington Post, where we ran geo-targeted ad to D.C. residents who focus on health care news. For a process this shadowy, the idea was to target political insiders and let them know the grassroots understand the state of play.
Here is a screenshot of the ad which is still running in the Washington Post:
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I wanted you to see that your donations are making a difference in this fight. Our message is reaching into the beltway, and we are getting closer to victory. As part of the next steps, either later tonight or tomorrow I should have a much more detailed, and narrowly targeted, list of House members to whip on the public option.
If you haven't already, sign up with Open Left Action tonight. We are over 75,000 strong, we are growing, and we are making a difference.