Hartson releases ‘shiny objects’ video aimed at media blackout


May 17, 2018

CALIFORNIA — Trump. Russia. Porn Stars. Prince Harry’s wedding. These are all things California U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Hartson features in her latest campaign video. Why? Because these shiny objects are what get air time and column inches, and Hartson thinks it’s important voters also receive some real news with their scintillating celebrity gossip.

“Dianne Feinstein and Kevin De Leon shouldn’t need to sleep with porn stars in order for us to pay attention to the fact that they are also bought and sold by AT&T,” Hartson says in her video, alluding to the recent revelations that the telecommunications giant hired Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to “advise” them on a potential merger with Time Warner.

Hartson goes on to point out Feinstein and De Leon’s campaign contributions from the telecom industry, and AT&T in particular, while highlighting votes that have benefitted big business over citizens. The 37-year-old Justice Democrat also released an editorial this week where she expounded on these points.

“I know this video is an out-of-the-box way to garner attention for a U.S. Senate campaign,” said Hartson,“but when the media won’t cover the pervasive corruption of our political system and our elected representatives (unless it’s Donald Trump), I have to find alternative ways to grab their attention so that voters are informed come June 5.”

Prior to announcing her run for Feinstein’s seat last fall, Hartson served as the National Director of Wolf-PAC, an organization whose sole mission is to end corruption in our government. She helped pass measures in several states, including California, that will eventually lead to a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and related cases.

“I’ve spent years working with legislators to get money out of politics,” Hartson said. “No other candidate in this race can say that. My experience really resonates with people, and for good reason. At a time when so many candidates label themselves as progressive without having the background necessary to truly take on corruption head-on, it’s important for voters to have confidence in both the policies and the experience a candidate brings.”

Hartson’s video can be viewed on her website as well as on her social media channels.

Alison Hartson is a True Progressive running for U.S. Senate in California. A former school teacher turned activist, Hartson spent 5 years at the helm of Wolf-PAC, an organization working for a 28th constitutional amendment to get money out of politics in this country once and for all. Hartson’s platform includes Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage tied to inflation, Maximum income and a swift shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Learn more about Alison Hartson at alisonhartson.com.

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