Free Lance-Star reporter Chelyen Davis covers Virginia government.
Democrats launch ads for Obama jobs bill
When President Obama was in Richmond last week to talk up his jobs bill, he urged the audience to contact their congressmen and lobby for the bill.
Now the Democratic National Committee has joined the push. Today they’ve announced TV ads in a number of markets — including Richmond and Washington — as well as Internet ads and a website (http://www.americanjobsact.com/). According to a press release, the ads will be in heavy rotation, which isn’t going to be cheap.
There are also two Internet ads, one of which is similar to the TV ads and one of which (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruElye5thc0) is a bit different.
The website explains Obama’s proposals, and breaks them down by how they could affect women, Latinos, African-Americans and low-income people. The site also has links to make it easy for people to contact their Congressmen about the bill, and a link for donations. (The bill was reportedly filed and printed today).
In other words, you can expect to hear a lot about this jobs bill in the coming weeks. Presumably a Republican pushback isn’t far behind.