Since we met her in 2004, Judy Bonds has been talking about the need for a TV ad about mountaintop removal to expose what she calls “America’s dirty little secret.” Now, in time for Appalachia Rising, there is one.
This via ilovemountains.org:
Over the years, citizens have brought the truth about mountaintop removal to the offices of hundreds of decision makers across Washington DC, but this week, we’re taking the tragedy of mountaintop removal to a place they never expected: into their living rooms.
Last May, we launched exciting new project to show America the true cost of their electricity by teaming up with Ashley Judd to create a television commercial that uses the most talked about ad in America’s history – President Johnson’s “Daisy Girl” – to convey the severity of mountaintop removal.
After a summer of fundraising, and generous donations from supporters across the United States, the ad will show on local network and cable television stations across the Washington, D.C. area September 22-29th. This ad couldn’t come at a better time, as hundreds of people are getting ready to gather at Appalachia Rising and Voices From the Mountains in Washington, D.C. Sept 25-28, 2010 to urge an end to mountaintop removal coal mining and a renewed vision for the future of Appalachia.
Don’t live in Washington, D.C.? Can’t wait to watch the ad on TV? Click here to watch the ad: http://www.ilovemountains.org/tv-ad
We don’t have the coal industry’s billions. But we do have the power of people like you who are determined to end mountaintop removal coal mining. Can we bring it even further? Please, make a contribution today, and share the ad with your family and friends.