UNITE HERE Campaign Committee

60 sec. radio ad run in NV in Jan. 17 2008. 


[Music] Male Announcer: Hillary Clinton no respeta a nuestra gente. 

Los partidarios de Hillary Clinton fueron a corte para evitar que la gente que trabaja pueda votar este sábado.  Eso es vergonzoso. 

Los partidarios de Hillary Clinton quieren evitar que la gente que trabaja el sábado pueda votar en sus lugares de empleo.  ¡Imperdonable! 

Hillary Clinton no tiene vergüenza.

Hillary Clinton no debería permitir que sus amigos ataquen el derecho de nuestra gente de votar este sábado.  Es imperdonable!  No hay respeto. 

El senador Barack Obama esta defendiendo nuestro derecho de votar.

El senador Barack Obama quiere nuestros votos, el respeta nuestros votos, nuestra comunidad y a nuestra gente.

El lema de la campaña de Barrack Obama es “sí se puede."  Sí se puede.  Vote por un presidente que nos respeta y respeta nuestro derecho de votar.

Obama para presidente.  Si se puede.

Pagada por UNITE HERE [inaud.] Campaign Committee.

Hillary Clinton does not respect our people.

Hillary Clinton supporters went to court to prevent working people to vote this Saturday.  That is an embarrassment.

Hillary Clinton supporters want to prevent people from voting in their workplace on Saturday.  This is unforgivable.

Hillary Clinton is shameless.

Hillary Clinton should not allow her friends to attack our people’s right to vote this Saturday.  This is unforgivable; there’s no respect

Sen. Obama is defending our right to vote.

Sen. Obama wants our votes; he respects our votes, our community, and our people.

Sen. Obama’s campaign slogan is “Yes We Can”.  Yes We Can.  Vote for a president that respects us, and that respects our right to vote.

Obama for president.  Yes We Can.

Paid for by UNITE HERE Campaign Committee


Notes: The ad refers to a Jan. 11 lawsuit filed by the Nevada State Education Association (NEA) and several Nevadan challenging the at-large caucuses to be held in nine hotels.  In response to the ad, the Clinton campaign held a conference call featuring Dolores Huerta.

The Edwards campaign also weighed in:

January 18, 2008 

Chapel Hill Press Office


Las Vegas, Nevada – During a “Get Out the Caucus” rally in Las Vegas today, John Edwards made the following statement calling on Senator Obama to denounce the UNITE HERE radio ads.

Just a few days ago, on a stage where all three of us were participating in the debate, there was a discussion of putting behind us and stopping the race politics that had been going on for a few days before that between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama.  And everyone pledged that this kind of divisive politics that divides the Democratic Party and could divide America would come to an end.

“Senator Obama made that pledge.  I was sitting five feet from him when I heard him say it.  And now it turns out that in the last twenty-four hours, there's a radio ad that's being run—a malicious radio ad attacking Senator Clinton.  That is exactly that kind of divisive politics.  It's being run right here in Las Vegas.  

“I denounce it. This kind of ad, I don't care who's doing it—in this case it's Senator Obama's supporters—but this sort of thing needs to stop.  And from what I've seen, Senator Obama has not said a single word about this. Nothing…when two days ago, three days ago, he sat on a stage in front of America and said this kind of politics had no place in America. That is divides America.  It divides the Democratic Party.  And he denounced it.  Well, now it's happening…by his supporters…right here in this campaign twenty-four hours before the caucuses. And what I have to say is he should speak up.  If he really means what he says—and this is not just talk—he should speak up and denounce this kind of divisive politics.  It is not what the Democratic Party needs.  It is not what America needs.  And let me say this very clearly, vis-a-vis Senator Obama, I will not divide America. I will unite America.