Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and Retirees Organization Conducting Issues Ad Campaign on Television in Final Stretch of Election

Oct 26, 2010, 17:04 ET from Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new television ad by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO begins airing today in Central Pennsylvania  exposing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for using contributions from foreign corporations to try to influence this election and the Chamber's support for tax breaks encouraging companies to move jobs out of the country. The ad can be viewed on the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's web-site: www.paaflcio.org at the top of the home page. The ad will run for a week in Central Pennsylvania and in the Johnstown/ Altoona area.

Another new television ad by "Protecting America's Retirees," an independent project of the Alliance for retired Americans, shows that a Republican takeover of Congress could lead to an increase in the Social Security retirement age. House Minority Leader John Boehner , the likely Speaker in a GOP takeover, said earlier this year that if his party were to prevail, he would move to raise the retirement age to 70.

The ad "Work" takes a satirical look at what may happen should Boehner get his way. It shows among others, a firefighter, a construction worker, a delivery person, and a lifeguard struggling on the job in their later years.

This ad is being aired in two of PA's Congressional races:

PA -10: "Protect Social Security. Vote Chris Carney for Congress." – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNJq1Hwdp0o

PA - 12: "Protect Social Security. Vote Mark Critz for Congress." – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNS4L-joIjy

The ad is also being aired in Western Pennsylvania: "Protect Social Security. Vote Joe Sestak for Senate." – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V20v-znw0zQ

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO