Defense3 March 2015

AAN Launches Major Initiative to Support Critical National Security Funding

WASHINGTON – Today, the 501c4 American Action Network launched an advocacy campaign urging Members of Congress to support funding the Department of Homeland Security. AAN will spend over $400,000 between Tuesday and Wednesday on the advocacy campaign, including broadcast television ads in three congressional districts totaling in the six-figures, a six-figure national radio ad campaign which will run on the Rush Limbaugh Show and the Sean Hannity show, a six-figure digital campaign running in nine districts, and live operator calls to conservatives in 50 congressional districts nationwide.
“It’s important that Congress funds national security programs that keep America safe,” said American Action Network’s President Mike Shields. “Conservatives nationwide support keeping Homeland Security open and funding programs like enhanced cyber-security and fully enforcing the U.S. – Mexico border. It’s important voters hear the facts about Homeland Security and call Congress to support crucial national security funding.”
The three different television ads call on Congressmen Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), Jim Bridenstine (OK-1), and Jim Jordan (OH-04) to support DHS funding. They will run on broadcast television respectively in Wichita (KS), Tulsa (OK), Lima (OH) and Cleveland (OH). You can view them by clicking here, here, and here.
The national radio ad, which will run on the Rush Limbaugh show and the Sean Hannity show, can be heard by clicking here.
The six-figure digital display ad campaign will run in nine different congressional districts, calling on these members to “Fund Homeland Security”: Louis Gohmert (TX-01), Morgan Griffith (VA-09),  Jody Hice (GA-10), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Raul Labrador (ID-01), Mark Meadows (NC-11), Mick Mulvaney (SC-05), Tom Rice (SC-07), Ted Yoho (FL-03). You can view an example of the digital ads by clicking here.
The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) 'action tank' that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network's primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into action to advance our center-right policy agenda.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director