New Tv Ad Targets Bush For Record-high Gas Prices

WASHINGTON – The Bush Administration’s energy policies hand massive breaks to big oil companies and do nothing to lower gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil, according to a new television ad by the Campaign for America’s Future and the Detroit Project Action Fund. The ad begins airing today in the Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles markets. A copy of the ad is available at www.OutOfGas.com.

Gas prices this week reached a record $2.10 per gallon. Motorists gearing up for Memorial Day weekend travel expect record high prices throughout the summer. The Apollo Alliance, run in part by the Campaign for America’s Future, has a plan for new energy for America.

The Campaign for America’s Future’s “Take Back America” conference in Washington, D.C. June 2nd to 4th will feature a discussion of the Apollo Project, which would reduce our dependence on Persian Gulf oil while creating millions of new jobs in America. The Detroit Project Action Fund advocates for energy independence and fuel efficiency.

**NOTE: For a beta or VHS copy of the ad, please contact Andrea Miller at 202-955-5665. The ad can be viewed at www.OutOfGas.com. Media representatives interested in the Campaign for America’s Future’s “Take Back America” conference should visit www.ourfuture.org. **

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“OUT OF GAS” TV AD
SCRIPT
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[Ad opens at a gas station with a picture of high prices and pans to a woman filling her tank with gas. Music tempo is calm. The meter on the pump clicks up.]

On screen:
$8 Total Sale [on meter and increases quickly to more than $9. The woman notices another meter on the pump.]

On screen:
$124 billion Record Profits for Oil Companies [on meter and increases quickly to more than $129 billion. The woman notices another meter on the pump and the music speeds up.]

On screen:
$3.52 million Oil Company Contributions to Bush Administration [on meter and increases to more than $3.53 million. The woman grows increasingly concerned, looks around to see if anyone is noticing. She sees another meter on the pump and the music speeds up more.]

On screen:
$45 billion US Tax Dollars Spent Defending Middle East Oil [on meter and increases to more than $47 billion quickly. Camera pans to the gas station price sign again where the price of gas increases several cents. The woman feels more uncomfortable and notices the price of her gas again and the music speeds up more.]

On screen:
$51 Total Sale [and increasing. The woman takes the gas nozzle out of her car and returns it to the pump. She notices one more meter.]

On screen:
0.00 Bush-Cheney Solutions to America’s Oil Addiction [and music abruptly slows down.]

On screen:
Paid for by the Campaign for America’s Future [fades in as the slams her gas tank and images fade out.]

On screen:
It’s time for an oil change. www.OutofGas.com

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