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Drop the Hammer

The campaign targeted major, recognizable corporations which had made significant contributions to Tom DeLay's legal defense.

This was the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s first foray into online advocacy. The campaign targeted major, recognizable corporations that had made significant contributions to Tom DeLay’s legal defense since 2001. The campaign was multi-faceted. It featured an animation which educated potential action-takers about DeLay’s web of corruption. In addition, activists who lived in or near certain target congressional districts were encouraged to utilize a secondary letter-to-editor tool to express their support for the old ethics rules. This allowed for the targeting of newspapers in the districts of representatives who were potential swing supporters of the Mollohan resolution to restore the House Ethics rules.