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‘They Don’t Work For You’ – New Campaign Targets Pro-Gun Senators

by Jean Ann Esselink on April 25, 2013

in Guns,News,Politics

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In the wake of last week’s Senate vote to filibuster any new gun legislation, a group of talented artists and designers from Guts and Glory have added their considerable talents to the gun debate with the launch of a new web campaign, “They Don’t Work For You.” The campaign website plays hardball, pairing smiling photos of the senators who voted no with a photo of a child who died at the point of a gun. Visitors are encouraged to “Ask them why” each senator didn’t work for that child, with an interactive poster containing the phone number, email, and Twitter account of the senator, and a link to a SignOn.org petition supporting universal background checks.

The Guts and Glory creators made this announcement on the launch of their new website:

“The last week has been an intense and very disappointing one in our country and in politics. This disappointment has inspired us, at Guts & Glory, to create something in response. To help bring a voice to those who are just as frustrated as we are and to make those in power accountable for their decisions. To create a platform to voice our growing frustration with the politicians who are supposed to represent the interests of the American people. It is also a resource for action. It is called They Don’t Work For You.
We asked ourselves: How do we create an interactive political poster using our most fundamental tool as designers to distill down a message to its essence and then translate that message into a powerful emotional experience?
Even if activism is not in your blood, I hope that you can help share it, tweet it, blog about it, and get every single person you know to ask these senators why they don’t work for us. Help us help you get your voice heard: act.”
A new Public Policy Poll of voters in New Hampshire shows efforts like They Don’t Work For You may be having the desired effect. New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who voted for the filibuster, has dropped 11 percentage points in her “Disapproval” numbers since last October, and 50% of respondents said they would be less likely to support her because of her vote. 75% of New Hampshire residents approved of background checks in the new Public Policy Poll.

 

 

 

 

 

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{ 3 comments }

mariacatalinaegan May 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm

WHY? WHY do they work for the NRA?

kquerque May 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Because the NRA gives them buckets of money. They're pimping themselves to the highest bidder. We lowly constituents can't compete with orgs like the NRA when it comes to greasing palms.

mariacatalinaegan May 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

It was a rhetorical question, but I love your answer! I am so sick and tired of the special interest groups…look up the percentage of members of congress that become Lobbyists…a dis grace! All connected to their old working buddies.

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