UPDATE: Bud Light Plane at the National Air and Space Museum

Advertising Issues

Here's the latest on our efforts to stop the display of an airplane covered in Bud Light logos at the National Air and Space Museum's annex.


1.  House Letter to Smithsonian Signed by 20 Representatives


This week, 20 Representatives signed and sent a letter to Smithsonian Secretary Lawrence Small, questioning the appropriateness of gratuitous alcohol advertising in a public science museum visited by millions of young people.  The mix of signers was great -- 7 Republicans and 13 Democrats, including 8 members of the House Appropriations Committee.


The many contacts that these and other members received made a clear difference, so thanks to everyone who emailed or called his/her Representative.  If your Representative signed the letter, please send him/her a thank-you email or place a thank-you phone call to his/her office.


List of signers:

Case (D-HI)

Olver (D-MA)

Cunningham (R-CA)

Osborne (R-NE)

Davis (D-CA

Peterson (R-PA)

Duncan (R-TN)

Pitts (R-PA)

Farr (D-CA)

Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Grijalva (D-AZ)

Schiff (D-CA)

Hinchey (D-NY)

Souder (R-IN)

Kaptur (D-OH)

Stark (D-CA)

Norton (D-DC)

Wamp (R-TN)

Oberstar (D-MN)

Waxman (D-CA)



2.  Washington Post Breaks the Story


On November 19, the Washington Post ran a front-page story in the Style section on the House letter to Secretary Small and CSPI's ongoing efforts surrounding the plane.



3)  Stay Tuned


Thanks for your support of CSPI's campaign to remove and repaint the Bud Light plane at the National Air and Space Museum's new annex.  We all have more work to do and we will keep you posted on how you can continue to weigh in on this issue.



Ready to do more?  Please circulate this action alert to other interested individuals and groups in your community.


Click here to send this link to a colleague.


The more people we reach, the more Members of Congress will be alerted, and hopefully, supportive.  The sooner we can end the promotion of beer in educational exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum, the better.


November 19, 2003

For more information, please contact Amy Gotwals, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy.


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