New PCCC/DFA TV Ad: " Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School"

July 20, 2011
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Watch the ad here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/recallolsen?refcode=med Today Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released the new ad, "Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School." The ad depicts Jay Jones and his family in front of Poy Sippi Elementary School which is being shut down due to budget cuts voted on by Luther Olsen. "Republicans have found a way to find multimillion dollar tax cuts for rich corporations, but they cant find a way to keep my kids school open. And, it scares me to think about how this is going to affect my kids. I dont know whats going to be left for my kids when they get to be adults," explains Jay in the ad. (Full transcript and citations below.) "How can Sen. Olsen vote to close the community school that his own kids went to while giving tax breaks to millionaires? Where are his values?" asked, Charles Chamberlain, Political Director for Democracy for America. "Wisconsin voters deserve better than Luther Olsen." This new ad is being run by PCCC Recall Committee (Progressive Change Campaign Committee) and DFA Wisconsin (Democracy for America Recall Committee) Aimed at Sen. Luther Olsen (R, WI SD-14) the ad endorses opponent his Assemblyman Fred Clark whose election is August 9. The initial ad buy is $100,000 on broadcast and cable in the Green Bay and Madison media markets and begins Wednesday, July 20. The ad will run for one week, however the ad buy could be extended based on online fundraising. It's the first major PCCC/DFA ad buy in Wisconsin since the recall elections were triggered. The two groups have spent over $1 million on previous ads and Wisconsin campaign activity, and plan multiple ads in this final month. The two groups also have a national "Call Out The Vote" phone bank -- making hundreds of thousands of calls to Wisconsin voters. DFA has over 1 million members nationally, PCCC has over 750,000 members nationally. The two groups each have over 25,000 members in Wisconsin combined. Luther Olsen is part of the war on working families that is hurting schools and communities across Wisconsin -- all to give tax cuts to big corporations. The story of the Jones family is the story of families across Wisconsin. Together, they are fighting back -- and they are going to win," said Stephanie Taylor, Co-Founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee. AD TRANSCRIPT: Jay Jones, Poy Sippi, WI VISUAL: Jay and Melissa Jones of Poy Sippi in front of their community school with their children. SCRIPT: Jay speaks in front of the school: Im standing here in front of Poy Sippi Elementary School where Luther Olsens kids went to school. All of my kids have gone here. Two of them still do. But next year because of budget cuts Luther Olsen voted for, my kids are not going to get the opportunity to go to this little school. This school is probably the center piece of our small town. Its a gathering place and thats going to be gone. Were going to miss that. Republicans have found a way to find multimillion dollar tax cuts for rich corporations, but they cant find a way to keep my kids school open.[2] And, it scares me to think about how this is going to affect my kids. I dont know whats going to be left for my kids when they get to be adults. Luther Olsen has consistently put big money interests ahead of the middle class. Its time for a change. Were voting for Fred Clark for Wisconsin State Senate. Paid for by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America. BACKGROUND ON JAY JONES Jay Jones, 42, Poy Sippi, WI. Jay and his wife, Melissa are natives of central Wisconsin. Jay is a high school history teacher and Melissa works at a community college in nearby Appleton, WI. Parents of three, Jay and Melissa two younger children -- ages ten and seven -- were students at Poy Sippi Elementary prior to the school's shutdown in June due to budget cuts imposed by State Sen. Luther Olsen and Gov. Scott Walker. Jay's children will now have to be bused nearly 15-20 miles away to an elementary school in Berlin, WI. Available for Interviews Wednesday & Thursday, if desired. CITATIONS Jay Jones, Poy Sippi, WI Im standing here in front of Poy Sippi Elementary School where Luther Olsens kids went to school. All of my kids have gone here. Two of them still do. But next year because of budget cuts Luther Olsen voted for, my kids are not going to get the opportunity to go to this little school. The school is being closed as a result of budget cuts. -- Poy Sippi school closing its doors Fox News Channel 11, June 9, 2011, http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/poy-sippi-school-closing-its-doors This school is probably the center piece of our small town. Its a gathering place and thats going to be gone. Were going to miss that. Republicans have found a way to find multimillion dollar tax cuts for rich corporations, but they cant find a way to keep my kids school open. Business production tax break added to state budget: Measure would cost $128.7 million a year Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 6, 2011, http://www.jsonline.com/business/123245453.html And, it scares me to think about how this is going to affect my kids. I dont know whats going to be left for my kids when they get to be adults. Luther Olsen has consistently put big money interests ahead of the middle class. Wisconsin is not unique in the budget situation that were in, and many states across the country are having to make large, large cuts to K-12 education, said state Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon. -- Union reform tops weeks news from Madison, WisconsinReporter.com, May 27th, 2011, http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/union-reform-tops-weeks-news-from-madison Its time for a change. Were voting for Fred Clark for Wisconsin State Senate. Paid for by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America. ### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide and 25,000 members in Wisconsin, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up. www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.

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