The progressive group Americans United for Change unveiled a new TV ad today that seeks to put pressure on Republicans to support President Obama’s energy plan.
Titled “Jobs of the Future,” it links Obama’s green-jobs ambitions to President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to the nation to put a man on the moon. “Today President Obama has challenged us again — to create the jobs of the future for our generation — millions of clean energy jobs,” says the narrator.
“But the oil companies and the Republicans just say no.”
The ad begins airing tomorrow on DC cable. It urges voters to tell members of Congress to support “the Obama Energy Plan.” It doesn’t mention the Waxman-Markey House bill (American Clean Energy and Security Act) by name, though an accompanying press release does.
Americans United for Change formed in 2005 to oppose President Bush’s attempt to privatize social security. The new ad isn’t especially slick—it has more still images than video, and “futurey” music that could well be from the Kennedy era. Here it is: