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*********WATCH NEW CANTOR AD HERE: http://youtu.be/v0GwKgLniIo ************** Burlington, VT Democracy for America announced today that it is expanding it's "Don't Kill the Dream" television ad campaign against Republicans with a new buy in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's district. Last week, DFA announced the ad would run nationally on the Sunday talk shows and in the districts of Reps. David Rivera and Allen West. Republicans are leading an all out assault on Medicare, Social Security, and education, said Levana Layendecker, Communications Director for Democracy for America. We can stop them if we fight back. Thats what this campaign is all about. In an email to DFAs one million members nationwide, members were asked to vote on which Representative was working most actively to kill the American Dream, John Boehner, Eric Cantor or Paul Ryan. In a close vote, Eric Cantor, who threatened to withhold disaster relief funding after an earthquake and a hurricane, won the contest. The ad in Cantors district will be customized to highlight his recent statements on withholding funding for Hurricane relief in exchange for more cuts in critical programs that support the middle class. Watch the new Cantor ad here: http://youtu.be/v0GwKgLniIo (Ad transcript below) In addition to running TV ads, DFA members are also organizing protests outside of Congressional offices and Town Halls. With more than 100 events scheduled, DFA members have already held events in the following congressional districts*: John Campbell CA-48 Dana Rohrabacher CA-46 Jeff Denham CA-19 Kevin Yoder KS-03 Tim Huelskamp KS-01 Steve Southerland - FL-02 Allen West FL 22 David Rivera FL 25 Steve Palazzo - MS-04 Pat Meehan - PA-07 Joe Pitts - PA-16 Leonard Lance - NJ-07 Tim Bishop - NY-01 Nan Hayworth - NY-19 Joe Heck NV-03 *An event was also held to protest Maine Gov. Paul LePage Photo from Rally in Fresno, CA - Protesters Show Up at Denham's Office, WKMJ- NOW News Talk Radio AD TRANSCRIPT: We were city workers in New York State, luckily we had good benefits. We would like to grow old comfortably and get back what we contributed. We would like to see those that we love have the same. -Samuel and Stephanie Levine, Retired I came to the United States when I was 10 years old, because this is the land of opportunity. But opportunities are disappearing on us because Washington has decided to protect millionaires and billionaires and squeeze the middle class. That is not the American dream. -Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner The American dream is having security and knowing that your kids can have security too. -Chris Ossman, Engineer To be able to live a decent life, free of fear about the next medical bill. -Samuel Levine, Retired Being able to get a great education, the greatest in the world. -Austin Brookley, Student The American dream is not just to make a profit in our business, but to be able to sleep at night and know that we are going to be okay. - Annette Taddeo, Small Business Owner But the basic needs of this country are being threatened by whats going on in Washington. -Chris Ossman, Engineer We can let Republicans in Washington kill the American Dream. -Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner CITATIONS: "GOP spending plan would end Medicare". Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 6, 2011 http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2011/04/gop_budget_plan_would_end_medi.html "Republicans plan sharp cuts to education" - Reuters, May 11, 2011 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/11/us-usa-budget-funding-idUSTRE74A6GC20110511 "Cantor: Disaster Aid to be Offset by Funding Cuts" - Fox News, August 29, 2011 http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/29/306737/cantor-irene-no-relief-without-spending-cuts/ ### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up. DFA recently spent $700,000 running ads against Republicans in Wisconsin. www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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