Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What Goes Down, Must Go Up!

Defying the laws of gravity, ads in Chapel Hill, North Carolina calling for the United States to end military aid to Israel are now back up after having been temporarily taken down.

These ads, sponsored by the Church of Reconciliation and cosponsored by several local organizations, were placed on the inside of all 98 Chapel Hill-Carrboro buses last month.

Activists pose with copies of the ads appearing in Chapel Hill buses.
After the city received a few complaints about the ads, they were removed because the transit agency determined that the church needed to put some additional contact info on the ads.

The church gladly complied with this directive and the ads went back up on the buses last weekend!

These ads have generated a huge amount of community conversation about U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.  That conversation needs to be replicated in communities all over the country. Check out all of the media attention these ads have sparked.

We couldn't help but notice that the Anti-Defamation League, which has been opposing our ad campaign, rejoiced a bit too early that the ads were temporarily pulled.

Also, goofball Islamophobe Pamela Geller was predictably apoplectic that the US Campaign and so many of its member groups are raising awareness through these ads. Check out her screed against us.

With these ads, Chapel Hill became the ninth U.S. city in which our ad campaign--"Be On Our Side"--has appeared. Contact us if you're interested in bringing this ad campaign to your city!