Consumer Watchdog & Raising Hell Author Question Tea Party's Sanity & Rally Progressives On Times Square JumboTron: "Mad As Hell, But Think Tea Party Is Insane?"
Call To Get The Change We Voted For And Focus Anger On Corporate Abuses
New York, NY – Consumer Watchdog and Jamie Court, author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell (Chelsea Green Publishing – September 15), are now airing a JumboTron advertisement in the largest public square in America. The ad questions whether the Tea Party is insane and calls upon those who believe in progress to use their anger to get the change they voted for.
Starting today, the 30 second Times Square advertisement is playing under the CBS sign on a 520 sq. ft. JumboTron 18 times per day. It can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/15036508
“The Tea Party doesn’t have a monopoly on anger, progressives are mad as hell too,” said Jamie Court, author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell and president of Consumer Watchdog. “The Tea Party is asking us to turn the reins of government over to people who would destroy it and that’s insane. The power of the government is our collective will to deal with the corporate abuses at the heart of the 2008 election.”
Created by Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films the commercial shows the fire behind hot-button issues like “Wall Street greed,” “insurance rate hikes,” and “foreclosures,” then calls the question, “Are U Mad As Hell? But Think The Tea Party Is Insane?” It asks the public to turn to Consumer Watchdog and The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell for answers about how to use anger to get the change we voted for. Robert Greenwald also produced this short, popular online video about the book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3RD0YObHok&feature=player_embedded
“This is the most anti-Wall Street anti-corporate environment in modern American history and progressives need to use that anger to demand the change we voted for,” said Court. “The battle proven tactics of Consumer Watchdog told in The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell show how it can be done, and how the social media revolution allows anyone of us to do it from our own computer.”
Court’s book The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How To Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws & Get The Change We Voted For was published last week by Chelsea Green.
Consumer Watchdog, the nonprofit nonpartisan consumer group that Court heads, has achieved populist victories against America’s largest corporations and most corrupt politicians for two decades, beginning with passage of landmark California insurance reform Proposition 103 at the ballot box in 1988.
The advertisement directs the public to http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org
The public can read about The Progressive’s Guide To Raising Hell at http://www.RaisingHellGuide.com
About The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell
The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell takes us into the “no holds barred” world of activism and campaigning. Your guide is master tactician, consumer advocate and political street fighter Jamie Court. He says the first step of any political battle of wills is to get mad – the last step, never let go. Court provides step-by-step instructions to win any campaign, and uses anecdotes from his years of experience to illustrate his points.
About Chelsea Green Publishing
For 26 years, Chelsea Green has been the publishing leader for books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. We are a founding member of the Green Press Initiative and have been printing books on recycled paper since 1985, when our first list of books appeared. We lead the industry both in terms of content—foundational books on renewable energy, green building, organic agriculture, eco-cuisine, and ethical business—and in terms of environmental practice, printing 95 percent of our books on recycled paper with a minimum 30 percent post-consumer waste and aiming for 100 percent whenever possible. This approach is a perfect example of what is called a ”triple bottom line“ practice, one that benefits people, planet, and profit, and the emerging new model for sustainable business in the 21st century.
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