If you haven’t seen it yet, below is the latest T.V spot that is running during many of the cable network news programs. The ad is from the organization Votevets.org and features a national guardsman who has been deployed to the Louisiana Gulf coast region to help clean up the BP Deep Horizon oil spill that is washing up on the beaches and impacting the environment.
“For weeks now, we’ve watched oil gush into the Gulf of Mexico. But, did you know that over 11,000 National Guardsmen have been sent to clean it up? 11,000 men and women that signed up to protect America, not clean up an oil company’s mess. Well, we’ve got a $1.5 million ad campaign making that point, and making clear that only by clean energy reform can we get off this addiction to oil that has us drilling so much, and so close to the shoreline.
The new ad features a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard, who served in the clean up effort. In the ad, he says, “When I signed on with the National Guard, I did it to help protect America from our enemies… Not to clean up an oil company’s mess here in the Gulf of Mexico… But America needs a new mission. Because whether it’s deep-drilling oil out here, or spending a billion dollars a day on oil from our enemies overseas, our dependence on oil is threatening our national security.”
By passing a clean energy plan, we can cut our foreign oil dependence in half, invest billions in new energy technologies, and set up new rules that govern off-shore drilling. That’s a fight worth taking on.”