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OCTOBER 28, 2003
12:51 PM
Trevor FitzGibbon, Jessica Smith,
Kawana Lloyd or Carlyn Foster 202-822-5200 Voter Fund To Announce“Bush In 30 Seconds” Ad Contest
WASHINGTON - October 28 - Voter Fund will hold a news conference on Wednesday to unveil a nationwide contest to find and run the best TV ad to expose the truth about George W. Bush and his failed policies.’s 1.7 million members and others will be asked to create and submit ads to be posted on the internet. Members will rate each ad, with a panel of celebrity judges and political experts selecting the winner from among finalists. The winning ad will air during the week of the President’s State of the Union address early next year.

The celebrity panel will include film star Jack Black; music artist Moby; actress and comedienne Janeane Garofalo; author Michael Moore; Michael Stipe, lead singer for the band REM; and filmmaker/author Gus Van Sant.

The ad will be part of a series of truth-telling ads that document Bush’s failures that will run in selected states over the next six months. Voter Fund is a 527 political entity affiliated with, the nation’s largest online grassroots advocacy organization.

WHO: Eli Pariser, campaigns director for Voter Fund; music artist Moby; project co-founder Laura Dawn; and others.

WHAT: Telephone News Conference to announce TV ad contest

WHEN: 12 Noon Eastern Time, Wednesday, Oct. 29

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Reporters call 800/362-0595. Conference ID is MoveOn.

(We advise calling a few moments early.)

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jessica Smith at:


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