RE: Rush Limbaugh's appalling attack

Dear Friend,

Thanks to intense pressure from you and over 350,000 CREDO activists, nine major advertisers and counting have pulled their support from the Rush Limbaugh Show. To keep the momentum going, we need as many people as possible to sign our petition to Limbaugh's remaining advertisers1 — like Capital One, Netflix and United Healthcare — to tell them to pull their financial support from his program.

The more signatures we deliver to these companies, the bigger the impact. Can you take a minute to help us spread the word about this campaign by emailing your friends and by sharing on Facebook or Twitter? You can also just forward the email below.

Becky Bond
CREDO Action




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"Pull your advertising from Rush Limbaugh's radio program immediately and permanently. He called a Georgetown Law School student testifying before Congress about women's access to birth control a "slut" and a "prostitute." His reprehensible remarks are an attack on all women, including women who are your customers."
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Tell Limbaugh's advertisers to stop supporting his unforgivable attacks on women.

Dear Friend,

Since we started our campaign on Friday, at least nine major advertisers have pulled their support from the Rush Limbaugh Show,2 the most popular commercial radio show in the country and a key piece of the rightwing message machine. The backlash has been so great that even after doubling down in defense of his reprehensible comments, Limbaugh was forced to issue a rare — and totally insufficient — apology stating "my choice of words was not the best."3

Rush Limbaugh is clearly feeling the pressure of our activism. But his so-called apology isn't nearly enough. After his long history of being supported by advertisers while making offensive and irresponsible statements, he shouldn't get yet another chance. This should be the last straw.

He still retains advertisers who continue to fund his misogynistic rants. We need your help to build on our momentum and deal Republicans a major setback in their war against women.

Tell Rush Limbaugh's advertisers: Stop Supporting Rush Limbaugh's attacks on women. Click here to sign the petition.

When Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law School student, testified before Congress to protest rightwing attacks to limit women's access to birth control, Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut" and a "prostitute."

Here's what Limbaugh actually said:

"What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute... She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception."4

Unfortunately, what Rush Limbaugh says matters. He has a bigger audience than any other commercial radio host in the country, and what he talks about on air has the power to drive the Republican agenda — an agenda that is already obsessed with radical backslides of womens' ability to protect their own health.5

Tell Rush Limbaugh's advertisers: Stop Supporting Rush Limbaugh's attacks on women. Click here to sign the petition.

Sandra Fluke's testimony before Congress included important points about why access to affordable birth control is so crucial, including the story of a friend who had lost an ovary because she couldn't afford the birth control needed to manage her ovarian cysts.

Rush's unforgivable translation of that was "slut" and "prostitute." Sandra Fluke rightly has called Rush Limbaugh's comments "an attack on all women."6 We agree.

Every American enjoys the right to free speech, but that doesn't mean that advertisers who are accountable to their customers should pay people like Rush Limbaugh who make such appallingly hateful and sexist comments.

Rush's advertisers need to hear from us loud and clear — if you advertise on Rush Limbaugh, you are supporting his reprehensible attacks on women.

Tell Rush Limbaugh's advertisers: Stop Supporting Rush Limbaugh's attacks on women. Click here to sign the petition.

In the fight against the Susan G. Komen Foundation we proved that when women and the men who support them fight back against those who would restrict women's access to healthcare, we can win. And MSNBC's recent firing of commentator Pat Buchanan after a campaign protesting his white supremacist rhetoric shows that there will be consequences when certain lines are crossed.

Rush Limbaugh has a long history of hateful rhetoric. But with his comments this week, Rush Limbaugh has crossed the line at a moment when women, and the men who believe in equal rights for women, are more organized than ever and are ready to fight back.

Click below to sign the petition:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5538087&id=36135-3362360-KPMv35x&t=14

We will not let the rightwing take away women's access to birth control. We will not let Republicans brand women who assert their right to health care as "sluts" and "prostitutes."

Thank you for joining CREDO in taking action to stop the escalating attacks on women and hold Rush Limbaugh and the Republican message machine accountable.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets


1. For a full list of remaining advertisers on the Rush Limbaugh Show, see: All the Advertisers Who Are Sticking by Limbaugh, Atlantic Wire, March 5, 2012
2. 9 Advertisers Flee Rush Limbaugh; Pro-Gingrich Super PAC Stays, ABC News, March 5, 2012
3. Limbaugh Sorry for Attack on Student in Birth Control Furor, New York Times, March 3, 2012
4. Rush Limbaugh calls law student a 'slut' for wanting contraception to be covered by health insurance at religious institutions, New York Daily News, March 1, 2012
5. "List of most-listened-to radio programs," Wikipedia.
6. Rush Limbaugh calls law student a 'slut' for wanting contraception to be covered by health insurance at religious institutions, New York Daily News, March 1, 2012


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