FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2008
Michael Victorian
Christina Erling
202-639-6419

AFGE Ad on Race and Election Garners National Media Attention

Categories: News & Publications , Washington, D.C. , Press Release , D.C. Government

The recently launched radio ad written by AFGE National President John Gage has gained national media attention and can now be viewed as a video on YouTube. The ad campaign has been targeting the issue of race in the election. “There are one hundred good reasons for how you to vote this year and only one bad reason. Prejudice. Let’s talk about the real issues,” Gage says in the radio ad. He urges voters to focus on the economy, health care, jobs, and foreign policy, among other issues.

“This election is too important to be decided by leftover biases. It is incumbent upon federal workers, as well as other union members, to help crack through racial barriers within our families, friends and neighborhoods,” Gage said.

The ad is running on radio stations across the country. To view the video version of the ad, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu7qb3xdTLc. Media hits can be viewed below.

USA Today
Radio ads make campaign trail comeback

National Journal
Union ad says racism isn’t free

Washington Post
Several New Ads Hitting Airwaves in Battleground States

Associated Press
Union Teams Address Obama’s Race as an Issue

The AP article ran in:

KSDK- St. Louis
International Herald Tribune
San Francisco Examiner
The News Journal – Wilmington, DE
The Plain Dealer – Cleveland, OH
The Patriot News – Harrisburg, PA
The Evening Sun – Hanover, PA
Middletown Journal – Middletown, OH
WTOL.com – Toledo, OH
Examiner.com – Washington, DC
Lebanon Daily News – Lebanon, PA

Reuters.com
Race/Gender Must Not Be a Factor in Presidential Elections, Says AFGE

Talking Union

Political Affairs Editors Blog
AFGE Leader: Don’t Let Racism Distract Us from Real Issues

Federal News Radio
AFGE begins ad campaigns about elections

Political Affairs Magazine
Labor Takes to the Airwaves to Protect Voting Rights

Labor Notes
Unions Talk Race as Election Nears

Truthout
Unions Talk Race as Election Nears

El Diario

AFL CIO Blog
AFGE Leader: Don’t Let Racism Distract Us from Real Issues

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