Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Occupy Movement Looking to Air TV Ads Occupy Movement Looking to Air TV Ads

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation



Occupy Movement Looking to Air TV Ads

June 5, 2012
The Occupy movement is taking a page out of the traditional political playbook and looking to flood the TV airwaves., in conjunction with the crowdfunding website LoudSauce, put out a call in April for submissions for short TV spots, arguing that the voices of the so-called 1% were dominating the TV landscape.

"With the 2012 political campaign season underway, the national dialogue is again being controlled by the super wealthy," the video introducing the campaign says. "The 1% is channeling its voice powerfully through super PACs ... We need to take back the conversation again. We need some way to amplify the voices of the 99%."

Starting today, the submitted videos are on a dedicated page on LoudSauce, and each one that raises at least $1,000 will be broadcast on TV this summer. (LoudSauce buys air time through auctions; it reduces the cost, although it means not all providers will carry the ad.) is hoping to raise $150,000 to air the various ads and new spots are still being accepted.

Colin Mutchler, the co-founder of LoudSauce, said he helped launch the site to combat the millions of dollars' worth of ads from super PACs and campaigns.

"The vision is to allow regular people to use the channels of advertising to promote important things," he said about LoudSauce, which went live in May 2011.

The fundraising platform does not have a partisan stance, Mutchler said, but the people who donate via the site tend to be more progressive.

Check out one of the submissions - which, as of publishing, had raised $25 - below:

More Blogs
Job Board
Search Jobs
Security Alarm Tech/Electrician
Lockheed Martin | Fairfax, VA
Systems Engineer Stf
Lockheed Martin | Washington, DC
Sharepoint Developer
Lockheed Martin | Tampa, FL
Intelligence Analyst Stf
Lockheed Martin | Springfield, VA
Info Assurance Engineer Sr
Lockheed Martin | Glen Allen, VA
Sr. Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin | Herndon, VA
Technical Service Engr Asc Mgr
Lockheed Martin | Herndon, VA
Software Engineer Sr
Lockheed Martin | King of Prussia, PA
Aircraft Maintenance Asc Mgr
Lockheed Martin | Warner Robins, GA
Software Engineer Sr Stf
Lockheed Martin | Herndon, VA
Software Engineer Sr Stf
Lockheed Martin | Herndon, VA
Proposal Analysis Mgr
Lockheed Martin | Herndon, VA
Maintenance Program Management Mgr
Lockheed Martin | Patrick AFB, FL
Assessment Engineer
Lockheed Martin | Bethesda, MD
Info Assurance Engineer Sr
Lockheed Martin | Bethesda, MD
comments powered by Disqus