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This is truly a powerful ad featuring Mike Earnest, an ex-employee of the AMPAD plant in Marion, Indiana, telling the story of how Mitt Romney and Bain Capital destroyed the lives of the employees of AMPAD. The ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia and Priorities USA Action says it is spending $10 million.

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On Screen: Marion, Indiana

Mike Earnest: Out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30 foot stage. Gathered the guys, and we built that 30 foot stage, not knowing what it was for.

On Screen: Mitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased the paper plant.

Mike Earnest: Just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse.

On Screen: The company was profitable, with three shifts working.

Mike Earnest: A group of people walked out on that stage and told us the plant is now closed and all of you are fired. I looked both ways. I looked at the crowd and ah, we all just lost our jobs. We don't have an income.

On Screen: "there's little question he made a fortune from businesses he helped destroy." -- New York Post 2/19/11

Mike Earnest: Mitt Romney made over a 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. Turns out that when we built that stage it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick.

On Screen: If Mitt Romney wins, the middle class loses.

Announcer: Priorities USA Action is responsible for the content of this advertisement.

Some of us can't afford to give from our pockets to help support ads like this one, but we sure can use our keyboards to share it with everybody we know through the power of social media and email.

Update:


As jamess points out in the comments, all of the Priorities USA Action videos are available at their YouTube Channel. Please, share them as much and as often as you can via Facebook, Twitter and email.

The one place that President Obama has a huge advantage over Romney is in social media (Study finds Obama 'blows Romney out of the water' on Facebook and New Data Show Obama Ahead in Social-Media Race). We're battling tons of cash from the Right, but there's nothing as powerful as word of mouth communication. If you can't afford to donate dollars, you can afford to donate a little time helping to spread the message.

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