WOMENCOUNT PAC SAYS, "NOT SO FAST"…TO THE MEDIA, OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
More Ads to Come Saying: "Don’t Count us Out."
SAN FRANCISCO, CA May 20, 2008 – The newly formed group WomenCount PAC is continuing to attract attention and raise money at break-neck speed after running full-page ads around the country to call for the Democratic primary to continue until every vote is cast and counted. The "Not So Fast" ad campaign ran in the New York Times on Tuesday and previously appeared in USA Today and regional papers in Kentucky and Oregon.
"The response to the ad from both the media and voters was overwhelming," said Stacy Mason, Managing Director and one of the founding members of WomenCount. "We raised more than $230,000 in four days – which shocked everyone – and underscores the passion and strength of women around the country who want this campaign to continue." Since its formation, the PAC has received requests for interviews on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, the LA Times, and was used as a lead-in for a CNN story about Senator Clinton’s stamina and commitment today.
WomenCountPAC will be the communications arm for several organizations working in concert to organize the Count Every Vote Rally in Washington, D.C. on May 31st – the date the DNC will convene its Rules Committee and make a final decision on the disposition of the 2.4 million votes cast by Florida and Michigan voters.
WomenCount is now planning to run another series of ads encouraging readers to attend the Count Every Vote Rally. The Communications Director for WomenCount, Rosemary Camposano, indicated that "There will be another round of ads making the case for the Florida and Michigan delegates to be seated and distributed according to the original vote proportions. We are calling on the American people to demand a fair accounting of those votes and saying ‘Don’t count us out.’"
WomenCount PAC was created to ensure that the 51 percent of American citizens who are women have their values, voices, and votes counted in the political process.