Women’s Dignity: Enough is Enough! Sign Petition to the Advertisers on Rush Limbaugh show

Dear Friends:

Namaste. In a democracy, difference of opinions, debates and discussions are important; they strengthen it. However, when all limits are crossed, one has to say “Enough is Enough” and take action. Such a moment has come with regards to Rush Limbaugh. Irrespective of one’s political beliefs, Rush has transgressed all limits of decency when he called George Town Law student, Sandra Fluke a slut and prostitute on his nationally syndicated radio talk show and continued his foul mouthed attack on her for three days. And what was Ms. Fluke’s sin? She dared to testify in font of Senate subcommittee in favor of a proposed rule that the insurance companies should be required to cover women’s contraceptives! She was denied the opportunity to testify in front of a House committee, which was made up of all males only. 

Rush Limbaugh went over the edge on the third day of his vile campaign when on his radio talk show he asked Ms. Fluke to video tape her having sex and post it on the Internet so that he and others could watch it! Erroneous and intentionally misguided premise was that the tax payers/ government was going to fund the cost of contraceptives. Even if it were so, would you want to see your mother/sister/daughter/wife’s sexual activities broadcast on the Internet?  And this from a man, who is OK with men using insurance covered Viagra!

Because of tremendous outrage across the country and intense pressure on Rush’s advertisers, some 140 advertisers and sponsors have either suspended their advertisement on his show or dropped him like a hot potato (pun intended). 

Please sign the petition here: {http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/limbaugh_appalling/index2.html} ( or left click with mouse on a highlighted area in the petition below and press Control key at the same time; a link will appear- click on it) and circulate it among your contacts; if you believe in decency in public discourse, act now! Remember, this is not a question of one party against the other or whether the proposed rule is good or bad, this is about dignity of women everywhere.

Rush Limbaugh is under intense pressure with more than 140 advertisers/sponsors dropping him.  He deserves to be out of public space for his day in, day out sexist, xenophobic, bigoted and hate filled diatribe on airwaves. Please sign the petition and circulate it to your friends. 

Thank you,
Gaurang G. Vaishnav
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“Pull your advertising from the Rush Limbaugh Show immediately and permanently. Rush Limbaugh 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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CREDO Action | more than a network, a movement.Rush Limbaugh’s remaining advertisers: Fujitsu, Lifelock and Lear Financial

Dear Friend,

Our momentum in the campaign against Rush Limbaugh is generating impressive results.

Over 444,000 other CREDO Action members have sent the message to Rush’s advertisers not to fund his vile attacks on women. But we can’t take our short-term victory for granted. National advertisers Fujitsu, Lifelock, and Lear Financial are still supporting the show. And some of the advertisers who merely “suspended” their ads may return once the controversy dies down.

Help us get to 500,000 activists calling on advertisers like Fujitsu, Lifelock and Lear Financial to pull their support from Rush Limbaugh. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Over 140 companies1 have pulled their advertising dollars from the Rush Limbaugh show. In fact the national advertising exodus has been so devastating, that Rush Limbaugh has had to resort to filling his advertising slots with free public service announcements and even minutes of dead air at some points.

And just yesterday, Premiere Networks, the subsidiary of Clear Channel that distributes the show, told local affiliates it was pausing national ads for two weeks, though they were free to air ads from two companies remaining loyal to Rush Limbaugh: Lifelock and Lear Financial.2

Help us get to 500,000 activists calling on Rush’s remaining advertisers to pull their support from his show. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Rush Limbaugh is clearly feeling the pressure of our activism, and the emails we have received from major companies like Geico and Netflix after receiving petitions with your signature show that your activism truly does work. Both companies have instructed their advertising companies to ensure that their ads do not air on the Rush Limbaugh Show in the future.

But the campaign is far from over.

If we can’t keep up the pressure on his advertisers, Rush Limbaugh will bounce back. He has been the top commercial radio host in the country since 1991. The best way to hold Limbaugh accountable for his extreme, inappropriate, and offensive comments is to ensure that all of the remaining advertisers on his show stop supporting his attacks on women. Not just now but permanently.

Help us get to 500,000 activists calling on advertisers to pull their support from Rush Limbaugh not just for now but permanently. Click here to automatically 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.

Because of your pressure there was dead air on Rush Limbaugh’s Show this week where normally there would have been an advertisement. The momentum is on our side, but we need to keep the pressure on and ensure that the remaining advertisers drop their support of his show and advertisers that already withdrew their support don’t return once the media focus subsides.

When CREDO sends a national retailer a petition with over 400,000 signatures on it asking that they stop supporting attacks on women, we get their attention. Help us get to 500,000 and we’ll send your signature to the remaining national advertisers, to local advertisers who continue to support the program and to national advertisers who have only suspended their spots.

Please sign the petition now asking advertisers to permanently pull their support from the Rush Limbaugh Show. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

When women are attacked, CREDO responds. Together we are making a difference.

Thank you for your continued activism.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets
1. “EXCLUSIVE: 140 Companies Drop Advertising From Rush Limbaugh,” Think Progress, March 12, 2012.
2. “BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh Syndicator Suspends National Ads For Two Weeks,” Think Progress, March 12, 2012.

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Posted on March 15, 2012, in Media, Mockery of Democracy, Movements, Politics-USA, Social Issues, Uncategorized, USA and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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