Eight Senators Pressured by Home State Billboards and Digital, Field Campaigns to Hold Trump Accountable for His Crimes

Daily Kos, MoveOn, Need to Impeach and Public Citizen to Invest More Than $400,000 in Mobile Billboards and Targeted Digital Ads; Organizers in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina and Utah Call on Senators to Protect the Constitution and Conduct a Fair Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four powerful progressive organizations today launched a multi-pronged campaign targeting key U.S. senators ahead of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Daily Kos, MoveOn, Need to Impeach and Public Citizen are running mobile billboards, targeted digital ad campaigns and fielding on-the-ground organizers in the home states of U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah).

The billboards, digital ads and organizers call on these senators to conduct a fair impeachment trial and vote to remove Trump from office. The billboards and ads are slated to run through Saturday, Jan. 11, but may be continued as the Senate impeachment proceedings continue to take shape. The four organizations are spending more than $400,000 on these efforts.

Examples of the general mobile billboards and digital ads are here:

The billboard running in Utah reads as follows:

“Trump broke the law. Senator Romney: Don’t help him cover it up. Vote to convict and remove.”

“The American people are standing up to demand a fair trial and ultimately the removal of a president who used essential military aid to pressure a foreign government to interfere in our elections. Hundreds of thousands marched for his impeachment and removal, and a recent poll shows that two-thirds of Americans in key swing states believe the Senate should conduct a full trial and carefully consider the evidence on both sides,” said Jonah Minkoff-Zern, co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People campaign.

“The time has come for the Senate to finally hold Trump accountable for his crimes against our nation,’ said Carolyn Fiddler, communications director for Daily Kos. “Daily Kos calls on all senators, especially Senate Republicans, to honor the Constitution and carry out the will of the American people by conducting a fair trial. They have the power and responsibility to uphold the sanctity of our democracy.”

“A strong majority of Americans wants the Senate to remove Trump from office for the crimes and abuses of power for which he was impeached,” said David Sievers, MoveOn campaign director. “Mitch McConnell is not even pretending to be fair and has refused to commit to the fundamentals of a fair trial, such as allowing witnesses. We need his Republican colleagues to reject Mitch’s kangaroo court and grant the fair process we all deserve.”

“The American people will not tolerate a president who abuses his power and obstructs Congress. If Senate Republicans choose to abandon their constitutional responsibility and help Trump cover up his crimes, it will be a betrayal to our democracy. Americans are watching senators such as Martha McSally, Cory Gardner and Susan Collins especially closely. Trump must be removed from office,” said Nathaly Arriola, executive director of Need to Impeach.

For a full list of state events and locations click here.

IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA: Mobile billboard directed at Sen. Martha McSally

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
  • LOCATIONS & TIMES:
    • Sen. McSally’s Phoenix office 
      • 2201 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 115
      • Jan. 8, 1 – 4 p.m. MST; Jan. 9, 12 – 4 p.m. MST; Jan. 11, 8 – 4 p.m. MST
    • Maricopa County Republican Committee
      • 3501 N. 24th St.
      • Jan. 8, 9 – 1 p.m. MST
    • Arizona State Capitol
      • 1700 W. Washington St.
      • Jan. 10, 9 – 4 p.m. MST
    • The Arizona Republic
      • 200 E. Van Buren St.
      • Jan. 8, 8 – 9 a.m. MST
    • The Arizona Capitol Times
      • 1835 W. Adams St.
      • Jan. 10, 8 – 9 a.m. MST
  • VIEW THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE HERE

IN DENVER, COLORADO: Mobile billboard directed at U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (D-Colo.)

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
  • LOCATIONS & TIMES:
    • Sen. Gardner’s Denver office
      • 1961 Stout St., Ste. 12-300
      • Jan. 8, 1 – 4 p.m. MST; Jan. 10, 12 – 4 p.m. MST; Jan. 11, 12 – 4 p.m. MST
    • Denver County GOP office
      • 1660 S. Albion St., Ste. 629
      • Jan. 8, 9 – 1 p.m. MST; Jan. 11, 8 – 12 p.m. MST
    • Colorado Republican Party
      • 950 S. Willow Dr., Ste. 210
      • Jan. 10, 8 – 12 p.m. MST
    • Colorado State Capitol
      • 200 E. Colfax Ave.
      • Jan. 9, 8 – 4 p.m. MST
    • The Denver Post
      • 5990 Washington St.
      • Jan. 8, 8 – 9 a.m. MST
  • VIEW THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE HERE

IN DES MOINES, IOWA: Mobile billboard directed at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
  • LOCATIONS & TIMES:
    • Sen. Joni Ernst’s Des Moines office
      • 733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut St.
      • Jan. 8, 9 – 4 p.m. CST; Jan. 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST; Jan. 11, 8 – 4 p.m. CST
    • Polk County GOP office
      • 2175 NW. 86th St., Ste. 1E
      • Jan. 10, 8 – 9 a.m. CST
    • Iowa State Capitol
      • 1007 E. Grand Ave.
      • Jan. 9, 8 – 4 p.m. CST
    • Des Moines Register
      • 400 Locust St., Ste. 500
      • Jan. 8, 8 – 9 a.m. CST
  • VIEW THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE HERE

IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Mobile billboard directed at U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
  • LOCATIONS & TIMES:
    • Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office
      • 601 W. Broadway, Rm. 630
      • Jan. 8, 9 – 4 p.m. EST; Jan. 9, 12 – 4 p.m. EST, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST; Jan. 11, 8 – 4 p.m. EST
    • Jefferson County Republican Headquarters
      • 4545 Bishop Ln., Ste. 102
      • Jan. 9, 8 – 12 p.m. EST
    • Louisville Courier Journal
      • 525 W. Broadway
      • Jan. 8, 8 – 9 a.m. EST
  • VIEW THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE HERE

IN PORTLAND, MAINE: Mobile billboard directed at U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
  • LOCATIONS AND TIMES: 
    • Sen. Susan Collins’ office
      • One Canal Plaza, Ste. 802
      • Jan. 8, 12 – 4 p.m. EST; Jan. 9, 8 – 2 p.m. EST, Jan. 10, 8 – 2 p.m. EST; Jan. 11, 8 – 4 p.m. EST
    • Cumberland County Republican Committee
      • 12 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester
      • Jan. 8, 9 – 12 p.m. EST
    • Portland Press Herald
      • 295 Gannett Dr.
      • Jan. 8, 8 – 9 a.m. EST
    • Portland City Hall
      • 389 Congress St.
      • Jan. 9, 2 – 4 p.m., Jan. 10, 2 – 4 p.m. EST
  • VIEW THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE HERE

IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Mobile billboard directed at U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
  • LOCATIONS AND TIMES:
    • Sen. Thom Tillis’ Raleigh office
      • 310 New Bern Ave., Ste. 122
      • Jan. 8, 12 – 4 p.m. EST; Jan. 10, 12 – 4 p.m. EST; Jan. 11, 8 – 4 p.m. EST
    • North Carolina Republican Party
      • 1506 Hillsborough St.
      • Jan. 10, 8 – 12 p.m. EST
    • Wake County Republican Party
      • 811 Spring Forest Rd. #1200
      • Jan. 8, 9 – 12 p.m. EST
    • North Carolina State Capitol
      • 1 E. Edenton St.
      • Jan. 9, 8 – 4 p.m. EST
    • The News & Observer
      • 421 Fayetteville St., Suite 104
      • Jan. 8, 8 – 9 a.m. EST
  • VIEW THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE HERE

IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Mobile billboards directed at U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah)

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
  • LOCATIONS & TIMES:
    • Sen. Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake City office
      • 125 S. State St., Ste. 8402
      • Jan. 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST; Jan. 10, 1 – 4 p.m. MST; Jan. 11, 8 – 4 p.m. MST
    • Utah Republican Party
      • 15 W. South Temple, Ste. 250
      • Jan. 10, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST
    • Utah State Capitol
      • 350 N. State St.
      • Jan. 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST
    • The Salt Lake Tribune
      • 90 S. 400 West, Ste. 700
      • Jan. 8, 8 – 9 a.m. MST

VIEW THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE HERE