Do you see anything wrong with this ad? No, okay then have a look at the script below.
The solution to our climate crisis seems simple.
Repower America with wind and solar.
End our dependence on foreign oil. A stronger economy.
So why are we still stuck with dirty and expensive energy?
Because big oil spends hundreds of millions of dollars to block clean energy.
Lobbyists, ads, even scandals.
All to increase their profits, while America suffers.
Breaking big oil's lock on our government …
Now that's change.
We're the American people and we approve this message.
Anything? I didn't think so. This is the Repower America ad WeCanSolveIt.org tried to have run on ABC and they flat out refused. I don't understand how this simple message about switching our nation to clean energy can be seen as bad. That is unless ABC is "in bed" with the coal and oil companies who are being addressed. I think that's a reasonable assumption, but I don't have any facts to support it. Do you have any thoughts on the matter?
America is in trouble. If these big oil companies are still allowed to mislead us in their effects on this planet, why can't the truth be shown right alongside it? They have the money to advertise and lobby the government are are stopping the very future of this country.
When I learned about this in my e-mail this afternoon, I'll admit it, I had some unfriendly thoughts pop into my head. You can probably see this created a heated debate in my head while writing this out to share it with all of you. Thankfully WeCanSolveIt.org has a simple message you can send to ABC politely asking them to run this ad this Friday on 20/20. And it's a good thing they did, my letter wouldn't have been so pleasant. People just like us, 67,562 at the time I was writing this to be exact, have already sent in their messages. Send in your message here.