Progressive Groups Launch Six-Figure TV and Digital Ad Buy to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Susan Collins’ Vote for Kavanaugh

Ad Features Former Collins Supporter Declaring Senator Isn’t a ‘Moderate Voice’ Anymore

WASHINGTON, DC—On Monday, two progressive groups — Demand Justice and Maine People’s Alliance — jointly announced a six-figure TV and digital ad campaign to mark the one-year anniversary of Senator Susan Collins’ fateful announcement of her support for Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 30-second ad, titled “Amy,” features a Cumberland, Maine, resident and military veteran who says she supported Collins until she voted for Kavanaugh despite the multiple, credible sexual assault allegations against him. Amy references the fact that Collins recently appeared at a fundraiser hosted for her by leaders of the Federalist Society, a right-wing, special-interest group that backed Kavanaugh during his confirmation process.

“Senator Collins needs to know: she let us down,” Amy says.

The announcement of the six-figure, month-long ad buy comes the day after the one-year anniversary of Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. To mark the anniversary, Demand Justice, Women’s March, Center for Popular Democracy Action and more than two dozen other organizations hosted a rally with several hundred attendees in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, to protest Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Maine People’s Alliance and other local groups held a similar protest to draw attention to Collins’ role in Kavanaugh’s confirmation in Portland, Maine.

A transcript of the ad is below.


I’m a Mainer, a mom, and a veteran.

I used to support Susan Collins, but I feel like she isn’t the moderate voice anymore.

Not since she voted for Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

I wondered why she did it, and then I saw that the same special interest group that supported Kavanaugh just hosted a big fundraiser for Collins.

This is serious. So much is at risk now because of her vote for Kavanaugh.

Senator Collins needs to know: she let us down.

Paid for by Demand Justice.

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