Because you know what, it just makes sense to send a truck around the RNC convention that says "You're Fired." It is just so damn creative and witty. And frankly, it utilizes that angry base of anti-Bush gay rage that is brewing. HELLO!!! GO TO THE VILLAGE AND GIVE THE QUEENS SIGNS!!! Or put drag queens on the bus! DO SOMETHING THAT IS COOL AND INVOLVES OTHERS!!!
The Press Release (it's copied from an email, so deal!):
> From: J Smith <J.Smith@HRC.ORG>> Date: August 27, 2004 11:43:27 AM EDT> To: HRC-GAYPRESS@LISTS.HRC.ORG> Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: "GEORGE W. BUSH: 'YOU'RE FIRED!'" BILLBOARD > TRUCKS HIT NEW YORK FOR REPUBLICAN CONVENTION>> ________________________________>> MEDIA ADVISORY from the Human Rights Campaign> 1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.> Washington, DC 20036-3278> E-mail: email@example.com> http://www.hrc.org> _________________________________>> For Immediate Release> Friday, Aug. 27, 2004>> Contact: Steven Fisher> Phone: (202) 216-1547> Cell: (202) 431-7608>> Contact: Mark Shields> Phone: (202) 216-1564> Cell: (202) 716-1637>>> "GEORGE W. BUSH: 'YOU'RE FIRED!'" BILLBOARD TRUCKS> HIT NEW YORK FOR REPUBLICAN CONVENTION>> Human Rights Campaign to Launch Truck Caravan at Tuesday Press> Conference>>
WASHINGTON - Four large billboard trucks with the message "George W. Bush: You're Fired" will troll the streets of Manhattan the week of the Republican National Convention. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender political organization, is sponsoring the trucks to highlight the need to defeat George W. Bush in November. President Bush has been the chief advocate for the discriminatory "Federal Marriage Amendment" that would forever ban critical protections for same-sex couples and their children
What: Press conference launching "George W. Bush: You're Fired" truck caravan with photo opportunity of the trucks to follow.
When: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 10:00 a.m.
Where: Warwick Hotel 65 W 54th St. (at Avenue of theAmericas) New York, NY 10019
Who: Cheryl Jacques, President Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
OOOOO! They will be trolling the streets! That should get the young hip crowd out there. Isn't trolling just what they avoid every Thursday at Apex?