Victory: Clear Channel agrees to take down voter suppression billboards

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Dear Friend,

We have some good news. Thanks to your pressure, over the weekend Clear Channel decided to remove billboards aimed at intimidating voters in African-American and Latino neighborhoods in Cleveland, Columbus and Milwaukee.1 The ads were placed by an anonymous group in a blatant attempt to scare people away from voting. Clear Channel, which is owned by Bain Capital, has a history of participating in these efforts, having allowed similar billboards to run anonymously in 2010.

Clear Channel reached this decision after hearing from over 120,000 Americans who signed petitions demanding that that the company remove these offensive and dangerous billboards. Over 71,000 CREDO Action members joined our friends from ColorOfChange who led the campaign.

Unfortunately, this is just one of many threats to voting rights in this election. We will remain vigilant and do everything we can to fight back against rightwing schemes to disenfranchise voters in battleground states across the country.

Thank you for standing with us and our allies at ColorOfChange to defend the right to vote.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. Press Release, "Clear Channel Outdoor Agrees to Remove Voter Suppression Billboards in Cleveland, Columbus and Milwaukee,", October 22, 2012.

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