CAMPAIGN: Bennet welcoming ISIS to Colorado

CAMPAIGN: Bennet welcoming ISIS to Colorado

DENVER—A Colorado-based non-partisan non-profit, Advancing Colorado, is launching a digital campaign and petition drive to sound the alarm to Coloradans following Sen. Michael Bennet’s support for allowing into Colorado refugees who are not stringently vetted.

The non-profit was the first group to launch an ad campaign following the series of votes on the Iran deal disapproval resolution, which were all blocked by Senate Democrats, and it has continued to hammer the senator for his “inexcusable and dangerous” positions on foreign policy and national security. The explosive six-figure TV and digital ad campaign, which received coverage in over 140 publications from Israel to New Zealand, featured a sequence of children counting down in their native languages until the last child is silenced by a nuclear bomb exploding.

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood slammed Bennet in national and state media this week when Bennet voted against increased security screening of refugees entering the United States. The SAFE Act was supported in the House, passed with bipartisan votes and even received the stamp of approval from Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis.

“Nothing could be more critical than keeping Coloradans safe from jihadists who seek to abuse the refugee program to infiltrate our country, which is why people from all over the political spectrum are demanding increased screening of ‘refugees,'” Lockwood said. “Our huge hearts must not be exploited by suspicious politicians like Sen. Michael Bennet, who seek to advance a highly dangerous agenda. Coloradans are up in arms over this issue and they have every right to be.”

The images used in the digital campaign are featured below:

According to polling, most Americans want to stop allowing in refugees amid fears of terrorist infiltrations after the Paris attacks, siding with those who want to freeze the Obama administration’s resettlement program. The questions and methodology can be viewed here.

Prior to the vote this week on security screening, Advancing Colorado launched a campaign, “Our Lives Matter,” featuring a petition and digital ads on Facebook and Google, calling on Coloradans to express their outrage with Gov. John Hickenlooper for his open-door policy on refugee relocation to Colorado.

The “Our Lives Matter” campaign also targeted Bennet for previously declining to take a clear and consistent stance on increased refugee screening measures in the wake of jihadist attacks.

Lockwood added: “Bennet seems to never takes a clear position, until he does, and then it is the wrong one.”