Ads from Other States

Coloradans will vote on two measures. One is a constitutional amendment banning marriage for gay couples. The second measure would create statewide domestic partner recognition with the rights of marriage.

This ad is urging voters to vote no on the constitutional ban on marriage. It's called "The Ultimate Diversion," and ties the measure to the Bush administration.

This ad has apparently been used in Virginia, Colorado, Tennessee, and some other states in favor of constitutionals bans.

This ad urges Virginians to vote no on a far-reaching civil unions and marriage ban.

You can see the pro-domestic partnership ads from Colorado here.
And anti-amendment ads in Arizona here.


At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite is the one with the burning bill of rights. Is it too late to make an ad like that for Wisconsin?

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Keith said...

These adds are really good, especially I think, the Colorado one. I like them because they don't mince words. They are direct. They are to the point. Like our first ads ("Wordplay" and "Ballot")

Trouble with the ads we've got now in Wisconsin is that they skirt around the issues.

The "What" ads have no attention grabbers, and queue up only confusion for those who stay tuned. Granted, that was the purpose of the ads: make clear the confusion the amendment will cause. But I'm afraid people didn't get it.

The "Lynn" ad was beautiful, but there was no link to the amendment, no clear message. I recall listening to the Wausau debate and hearing the Lutheran pastor mention the ad and say something like, "I still don't understand what that ad had to do with the amendment."

We've got a couple weeks now. Are we coming out with a few ads that are clear and concise?

"There are people in Wisconsin who want to rob your family of health insurance."

"There are people in your State who would take your childrn away from you."

"There are nasty folk who take all the tax benefits for households and save them for themselves."

"Vote NO for protection against these evildoers."

"Vote NO for your family."

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just fair wisconsin planning any more ads? These ads from other states all look more effective than the ones that were running earlier in wisconsin. Just a few weeks to go and I haven't been seeing any new ads.. Are there any new ads coming out before election day?

At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. We need more ads. And yard signs. Because those things vote.

At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Aaron said...

I find the Bush ad and burning Bill of Rights ads to be intriguing, but I disagree that they're better than the ones that Fair Wisconsin has been running. I think that FW's have been much more targeted and strategic. Setting ourselves up in direct opposition to the President of the United States would be a bad idea, and I do not think it will cause people to vote no. The Bill of Rights is a moving ad, but the reality is that most people don't understand or care as much as they should about the constitution of Wisconsin. The Fair Wisconsin ads have tried to speak to many different segments of people and engage them where they are in their thinking. While the ads may be confusing to some, this confusion will work in our favor. People should be confused by the amendment, because it's complicated and the ramifications are unknown. This confusion should nudge those people "in the middle" to vote no if they're unsure about what the amendment would do. Importantly, I have noticed in my own encounters that the Fair Wisconsin ads have really gotten people talking. They have gotten their attention and caused them to say, "Huh?" and to then try to learn more by asking questions. I think this is important.

At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Jan said...

I really like the ad you're running now. The one with the farmer, Arlyn.

I think a lot of people (like my grandparents) can related to it. It says even if you're not in favor of gay marriage, you can oppose this amendment because you shouldn't pass laws that hurt people.

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Ingrid Ankerson said...

We are done with production of our ads, but will try to continue running them until Election Day. Like everything, it depends on if we raise enough money.


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