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Prop 19 TV Ad

Now running in California…

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12 comments to Prop 19 TV Ad

  • Mark

    Glory Hallelu! That will shows the Chamber of Commerce…

    But I wonder- folks in California, have you heard the Chamber’s radio spots? Seen the Yes campaign’s TV spot? The Chamber spent 250 grand- so I imagine they have quite some coverage. Is that the case??

    In any case, this is a really well done TV spot.

  • mikekinseattle

    Just threw some cash into the Yes on Prop 19 pot so they can buy more ad time.

  • Ben Mann

    We need millions more to run the kind of ad campaign that will win this race. Chamber of Commerce’s radio attack ad is way slicker.

    I feel betrayed by DPA and the big money types who decided to sit on the sidelines for this one, which puts them in such high company as the Prison Guard Union.

  • Ben, I’m not going to comment on what other organizations are doing, because I don’t know the situation with their funding, etc.

    But I’m not so certain millions of dollars in TV ads is what we need. Yes, this TV ad is important and I’m contributing as much as I can to help it along, but it’s mostly aimed at the undecideds, which is a comparatively small group in this vote. I think it’s perfectly designed for them, and every vote helps, so it’s important.

    But where the big effort has to come through is in the Get Out The Vote work that’s being done to get first time voters and younger voters to the polls a week from Tuesday. SSDP is doing a whole lot there, along with the phone banks which have been set up by Just Say Now and others.

  • claygooding

    I agree Pete,all the work and effort at the colleges on getting people out to vote will do more good than TV or
    radio ads.
    I believe we have the majority,getting them to act will be the ticket.

  • darkcycle

    Reaching those undecided votes is an important late election strategy for initiatives. When undecideds reach the polls they tend to default to the no position; if you’re not sure, why change things? Reaching each and every undecided vote is what both sides will be doing from now ’till election day. There’s a reason the other side saved it’s limited ammunition for now, this late in the game. It wasn’t because they couldn’t get their act together…it was because “the most bang for the buck” dictates that these adds be placed as close to election day as possible.
    I’m not sure if it’ll help either but the election statistics guys say do it.

  • mikekinseattle

    I’ve been calling people via the phone bank tools set up on Just Say Now and Yes on Prop 19, and I’ve been a little surprised at the number of people who say they are undecided. I give them my spiel, and hope for the best. I think I convinced one undecided to vote yes, at least that’s what she said. Nobody has given me a flat out ‘no’, though, and I’ve had plenty of ‘yes’ responses.

    Both phone banks are really focused on the under 30 yr olds, for good reason.

  • ezrydn

    On my recent trip to Yosemite for my reunion, the majority of people I talked with through the different airports said they were undecided…until after we spoke and I answered their questions. People who will vote Yes just gave me a thumbs up as they walked by, which was returned with salute.

    I could tell they were fence setters because of the questions they asked other than “WHY?” Ya just gotta work the crowd. Put on a LEAP shirt and go wander your local airport on any day. They’ll seek you out. They did me.

  • ET

    Play it during the Oakland , Seahawks game!

  • claygooding

    ezrydn,,,you reported the other day that Soros and Limbaugh donated to Yes on Prop 19,do you have a link to the article on that? thanks.

  • darkcycle

    I have found the best pot since sour diesel! There’s a new strain making it’s way around Seattle and Bellingham. Trichomes so thick they cover the backs of the LEAVES. They leave the top fans attached to the buds because they are as frosty as the buds themselves. When I first saw it I thought “lazy bastards didn’t bother to trim!” then I looked again! Tastes like black liquorice, and has a serious head and body stone that sends you straight to the fridge then thumps you into the nearest piece of soft furniture. It’s called ‘Faceplant’ by the breeder, but in Seattle it has gone around by the name ‘Shauna’ as well. However it’s named..OMFG
    Was I gonna say something about the post? I forget…

  • Just me.

    WHOO HOOO awesome ad !

    Faceplant huh ? Would like to see more cali cannabis make it into the midwest….Go vote yes!