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TAKE ACTION - Tell Clear Channel: Take Down These Billboards !


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Voter suppression, billboards, Clear Channel, republicans, elections, lies )

Angelika
- 707 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
It's one of the nastiest voter suppression schemes we've seen: ...an anonymous group started running outrageous billboards which try to scare people away from voting.



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Kit B. (276)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:06 am

Thanks for signing! Also shared on FB and twitter.
 

Catherine Turley (193)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:21 am
it really has to be a suppression tactic because what motivation do poor people have to commit voter fraud. if anybody is committing fraud, it's those with a fortune to lose who can afford to buy billboard ads.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:27 am
Noted and signed.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:38 am
We knew they'd try every trick in the book... please do share after signing.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:47 am
Catherine, you got that right! Isn't it a funny coincident that company is owned by BAIN Capital...
These billboards are clearly designed to intimidate voters, and they're part of a coordinated right-wing attack on the voting rights of people of color. The billboards are hosted by Clear Channel, a media conglomerate owned by Bain Capital — the same company that Mitt Romney co-founded.2 Clear Channel has tried to avoid any responsibility for the ads, saying that the group who paid for them is responsible for the content. But Clear Channel has rejected billboard ads many times in the past.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:48 am
Thanks for calling on Clear Channel to remove these dangerous billboards.

This is another Corporate scare tactic backed by the Republican Party. There is NO evidence of any mass Fraud going on in the USA. The few cases that have happened are so few it doesn't warrent all of this.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:06 pm

Voter fraud, one person trying to vote, maybe illegally - so small as to be irrelevant. Election fraud, direct attempt to steal an election from the legal voters.
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:12 pm
Signed.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:23 pm
Your voice does not count as your vote is rigged from the start! George Soros owns the company that counts the votes.a href="http://itmakessenseblog.com/2012/04/10/george-soros-will-control-your-votes-in-the-up-coming-presidential-election/"> GEORGE SOROS WILL CONTROL YOUR VOTES IN THE UP COMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:24 pm
Done/thank you.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:25 pm
a href="http://itmakessenseblog.com/2012/04/10/george-soros-will-control-your-votes-in-the-up-coming-presidential-election/"> GEORGE SOROS WILL CONTROL YOUR VOTES IN THE UP COMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:27 pm
Just copy & paste the link, don't know why it is not hyper-linking!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 12:47 pm
This is preparing for a double-whammy. There are ReTHUGLICANS being TRAINED to "challenge" Voters at the Polls -- you can bet, they'll be VOTERS OF COLOR! {Mainly Black people and Latinos.}

When these legitimate Voters are then "challenged", they will be REMINDED OF THESE BILLBOARDS, and INTIMIDATED from Voting {if they make it as far as the Polls}, for example if their Citizenship is recent, or they've recently moved, or they or anyone in their families should happen to have a Felony conviction, or anything else along those lines.
These people, some of them, have had unfortunate experiences with the Law, and maybe don't want to go thru the hassle, feeling they can't win anyway...

They will be made to feel that if the SLIGHTEST THING IS FOUND WRONG with their Voter registration, non-current address or say having a middle initial instead of the name spelled out, something as trivial as that, they will be HIT WITH THE FULL FINE AND JAIL...
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:00 pm
exactly BMuitiny, that's why those billboards MUST be taken down.
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:42 pm
Noted and signed
 

Jae A. (323)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:46 pm
This is just more of the Republican thugs doing all they can to cause people to not vote...if they aren't rigging voting machines,or using redistricting, or trying to get their choice for office be appointed by the rightwings Supreme Court Justices this is what they've lowered themselves into doing...time after time. This crap must be taken down and the group who put them up should be investigated etc. The rightcrazywing/GOP fascist racist, has no other way of winning elections if they can't do the things I've mentioned along with this rediculous/outragious attempt at another low level showing of their panic and on going insaniTea.
 

Jae A. (323)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:51 pm
Could be the group who are responsible for this ilk of a sign is one of the KKK's sister organizations..like the Teabagger Klan or Aryan Nation...at least that'd be a good place for them to look in my opinion.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:04 pm
Noted and signed, thank you.
 

Vicky P. (464)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:18 pm
Noted and signed
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 2:28 pm
Thank you, signed.!!!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:50 pm
Noted , unable to sign , thanks
 

Erin R. (169)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:10 pm
signed...thanks
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:57 pm
done--ty
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:43 pm
Thanks Dandelion for the link to this article. Petition signed.

In the words of Martin Niemöller:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

I will speak out! According to the US Constitution, every citizen has the RIGHT, and I dare say the DUTY to vote for and to participate in the government. Do not be afraid to stand for that right. I will stand with you!
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:49 pm
@ Henriette M --- "Your voice does not count as your vote is rigged from the start! ..."

Henriette, it is attitudes like your's that have contributed to this whole mess!

People need to stand up and be counted.

People need to stand up and tell the election criminals enough!

People need to stand together, arms linked physically and figuratively!

People need to speak out, shout from the highest mountain that they are free to make their own decisions, free to choose their own representatives!

People need to HOPE together!
 

Veronica C. (43)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:10 pm
If you're not committing fraud, why would you be intimidated by this?? If a billboard doesn't pertain to me, I ignore it.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:23 am
Gladly signed. Thank you.
 

ellen m. (222)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:30 am
@ Henriette ~ Your statement is as distasteful (and potentially damaging were less informed people to see it!) to me as is that damned billboard...
please do not tell me me or anyone else here in America that their vote does not count!

My vote WILL be counted, as will anyone that can legally vote that goes to my polling place will get to cast their vote..i will be there along with many others to insure that is an absolute.

Now if we could only undo any damage that has been done due to these lies and "misinformation". :-(
 

ellen m. (222)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:34 am
Forgot to thank you Angelika for the post and link..have twittered and shared widely.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:13 am
Henriette, while I am in no position to tell how much truth might there be in your information, I do know - and truly hope you will agree- that this billboard action IS OUTRAGIOUS AND WRONG in any case and either way you look at it! And we are here to FIGHT any wrong where and whenever we see it, are we not?!
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 7:30 am
Signed
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:29 am
I am only the messenger & just wanted to warn anyone not aware of what evil lurks around the corner. You that knows me, I fight for justice for all humans & animals. Protect environment & help those who needs help.
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:37 am

The link Henriette tried to post activated:

GEORGE SOROS WILL CONTROL YOUR VOTES IN THE UP COMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

you forgot the < @ the beginning and the entire ending - this is why it was not clickable.

AMERICANS !
What sense does it make to go voting anyway, when Soros, the Rothschild's agent SELECTING the GOP 2012 candidate which will fit in best for the nwo ???

Rothschild, - the devil itself .....

People in the whole world have put so much HOPE to this 2012 election that the American ppl vote out the current WAR president and AVOID the other Wall Street President, but in reality, they are all the same.

It is as you only have the choice between Pepsi® and Coke®

Both drinks are literally poisonous

All equal.

Therefore:

PLEASE !

Don’t Vote For Evil
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:47 am

And Angelica(n)

The billboard is just excellent to wake people up.

Have you considered this from an other point of view ?

Why so outraged ?

For decades, the entire GOP is run by Bilderberg elitism.

Sure for these, drinking the cool aid with blinders on their heads, they try voting the lessor evil, but no matter which political wing, the flight direction is the same.

(The past has proven....)

It ALL is a show to distract the masses.

There WILL NOT be ANY CHANGE, EVER unless people realise, the only way to escape and thus bring down the entire system is the peaceful revolution

What are you waiting for - an other pepperspraying protest attempt like the Cointelpro tea party or occupy WS, both created by George Soros ?

lol, how can anyone be so gullible and blue eyed ?

'Those who cast the votes decide nothing.

Those who count the votes decide everything'
- 
Joseph Stalin
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:17 pm
thanks......
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:32 pm

'If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.'
- Emma Goldman

'We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.'
- Statement by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member James Warburg to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, l950
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:41 pm

If America was a democracy, elections were the legal way to change something.

As a corporation, (The USA corporation® ) elections can not change anything.

It is a question of bloodline, all American presidents except one (including the one currently running the business as a corporations puppet) have been of the same bloodline.
 

ellen m. (222)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:30 pm
Thanks for the info and links Dorothy..getting that using my phone was a nightmare I had to give up on.
Nice to have a "messenger" with some actual facts behind what they're posting :-)
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:01 pm
Noted and signed. This is all part of the Fox family of republican propaganda and intimidation. How low they can go to make their guy win. They need billions to cover up the lies and distortions they have. If people don't wake up and see the truth, we are all doomed.
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Monday October 15, 2012, 9:54 am

Realize the Americans, no matter who or what they think to 'elect' always the same policy is pursued ?

They and almost all of the world are living in a de facto One Party system and there are just different editions of the same product with different colored labels but the same content ?

It is as if we have the choice between Coke® and Pepsi®.

Same dirt...

Americans are the personnel of the USA corporation.

Presidental Election campaigns are made to distract from modern slavery like sporting events.

Presidents are not elected - they are selected by Bilderberg.

Those, hold a public office are puppets of their masters behind the curtains

As Mr. Nick H. said:
'If people don't wake up and see the truth, we are all doomed'
 
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