Six-figure ad buy features TV and digital ads made using Zoom & FaceTime, asking Collins to prioritize needs of average Mainers during coronavirus crisis
Portland, MAINE— As Mainers continue to shelter in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the 16 Counties Coalition today launched a new ad — the first in a series — featuring everyday Mainers calling on Senator Susan Collins to stop listening to Senator Mitch McConnell and start listening to them.
The first ad in the series, shot using Zoom and FaceTime, features a Mainer named Louise, who is sheltering in place at her home in Dresden. “You supported Mitch McConnell by voting for billions in tax breaks for big corporations,” Louise says in the ad. “Senator Collins, it’s time for you to take a stand and support Mainers over Mitch.”
“In addition to her crucial vote to pass the massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy, Collins has consistently backed up McConnell during negotiations over coronavirus relief,” said Willy Ritch, executive director of the 16 Counties Coalition. “For example, she followed his lead in voting against permanent universal paid sick leave for Americans. And when it came to passing the $2.2 trillion bailout package, she gave an urgent speech on the floor of the Senate demanding immediate passage of McConnell’s no-strings attached corporate bailout.”
Full text of ad:
Senator Collins, I’m Louise and I’m a retired clinical social worker.
I know the dangers coronavirus can have on our health and jobs.
I’m worried about Maine and whether or not we’ll get the resources we need.
We need your support more than ever.
But instead you supported Mitch McConnell by voting for billions in tax breaks for big corporations.
But what about us?
Senator Collins, it’s time for you to take a stand and support Mainers over Mitch.
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About the 16 Counties CoalitionThe 16 Counties Coalition is a year-long grassroots advocacy campaign aimed at amplifying the voices of families and working Mainers and encouraging Senator Susan Collins to vote in favor of the people she was elected to represent and defend. The campaign will mobilize members through small- and large-scale events, through digital action, and paid television, radio, and digital ads.
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