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NEW TV AD: Thom Tillis Must Not Rush to Confirm Justice Who Would Strike Down Health Care Law

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September 25, 2020


NEW TV AD: Thom Tillis Must Not Rush to Confirm Justice Who Would Strike Down Health Care Law

Piedmont Rising Launches Nearly $2M Ad Campaign, Including Seven Figures for TV

Raleigh, N.C. - Today, Piedmont Rising launched a nearly $2 million ad campaign targeting Thom Tillis over the Supreme Court vacancy, including a $1.6 million initial TV buy for a new ad, “Gone.” The ad calls out Thom Tillis for rushing to confirm a Supreme Court nominee who would take away North Carolinians’ health care, end protections for pre-existing conditions, and increase the cost of prescription drugs --  all in the middle of the pandemic.


Shortly after Justice Ginsburg’s passing, Tillis said he would rubber stamp any Trump nominee, a reversal of his 2016 position when he insisted that the Senate not confirm a Supreme Court nominee during a presidential election year. The ad demands that Tillis let North Carolinians have a voice in the process before making a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.


The TV ad will run in the Greensboro and Greenville/New Bern markets for several weeks.


Tillis’s pledge to rubber stamp any Trump nominee is a commitment to strip away health care from 600,000 North Carolinians and wipe out pre-existing conditions protections for 1.7 million,” said Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson. “This November, the Supreme Court will again hear arguments in a case to repeal the ACA entirely, and North Carolinians deserve a say in whether this lifetime appointment goes to a justice who will make health care less affordable and less accessible to millions of people. Tillis must stop rushing to approve an anti-health care nominee.”


Script:

One swing of the gavel. 

It’s gone.

The Supreme Court could take away health care during the pandemic.

That’s what’s on the line if Senator Thom Tillis rushes a nominee onto the Supreme Court.

Protections for pre-existing conditions eliminated.

Higher costs for prescription drugs.

Thom Tillis is rushing an appointment onto the Supreme Court who will vote to overturn our health care.

Tell Thom Tillis to protect our health care and give us a voice. 

Piedmont Rising is responsible for the content of this advertising.

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