A leading progressive think tank and advocacy organization, NDN, announced the launch of a campaign of radio ads […] in Colorado and Nevada urging Latino voters to cast their ballots in early voting and two new ads in an on-going campaign in Arizona that mention Gov. Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio as reasons Latinos need to come out and vote.
The radio ads are part of NDN’s effort to motivate Latino voters to exercise their voting rights. The Arizona ads cite the actions by Brewer and Arpaio as motivating factors for Latinos to vote. The speaker can be heard saying that the two have “crossed the line” by blaming Latinos for all types of problems and says Latinos have to do something to change the hostile environment these two elected officials have created.
In Arizona, the “Scape Goat” theme is being used. Listen:
You can listen to more ads airing in Arizona here.
In Nevada one of the ads reminds people of the excitement of election night 2008:
To access more ads and to read more (in Spanish) about them, click here. Personally, I’m still waiting on someone to air ads reminding people of Senators’ votes on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It’s good to remind people of how so many came together to celebrate the election of the first African-American President in our country but I think it would also be beneficial to remind poeple of an actual and concrete accomplishment that meant a lot to the Latino community: the confirmation of the first Latina to the Supreme Court of the United States.
I’m afraid I’ll still be waiting come election night, though.