Monday, December 5, 2005

Shame on you Jean Schmidt and Lamar Advertising Company

The DNC had begun working with Lamar, an ad company with billboards in the Cincinnati area, and signed a contract to place two billboards near Jean Schmidt's district office in Portsmouth, Ohio. Seven thousand Democrats contributed to raise the money to put up the billboards, and there was enough to put up additional billboards in several other locations in the Cincinnati market.

Lamar called the DNC and refused to work with them, despite the fact that the contracts were already signed! This reversal came more than 24 hours after the DNC had signed the contract with Lamar, and 48 hours after they had accepted the artwork for the billboards.

Here is the contact info for the company's Chairman and CEO:

Mr. Kevin P. Reilly, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
Lamar Advertising Co.
5551 Corporate Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Please let him know the company's actions are deplorable and are anti-democratic. You can also sign the DNC petition here or by clicking on the image.

At the risk of sounding like McCarthy, I think we need to start spreading the names of the anti-democracy elites of this country. This country is about pluralism, and silencing the voices of those who disagree with you endangers your freedom to speak as much as it does your opponent's. Kevin P. Reilly, Jr, you are on my anti-democracy list. Only a reversal of your company's decision can take you off.

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