U.S. Senate candidate Gary Chambers Jr. continued his daring marketing campaign adverts with a brand new business that includes him burning a Accomplice flag.
Within the advert titled “Stars & Bars,” Chambers is seen in a camo jacket as he pins a Accomplice flag to a clothesline and units it on hearth with a lighter.
“We maintain these truths to be self-evident, that each one males are created equal,” Chambers says within the advert. “However right here in Louisiana and everywhere in the South, Jim Crow by no means actually left, and the remnants of the Confederacy stay.”
Chambers, operating towards Sen. John Kennedy on this yr’s midterm elections, has gained nationwide consideration for his ads. In his first marketing campaign advert, Chambers sat in a chair smoking marijuana in an try to begin “a brand new dialog.”
The Lousiana Democrat references P.B.S Pinchback, who in 1873 gained a Louisiana U.S. Senate race however was by no means seated as Democrats took management of the following Congress and upheld the election of his opponent.
Because the flag burns, Chambers talked about gerrymandered districts and restrictive voting legal guidelines as “byproducts” of the Confederacy, including that the “assaults towards Black folks and our proper to vote and take part on this democracy are methodical.”
Within the aftermath of President Joe Biden’s election win, 19 states have handed 34 legal guidelines limiting voting, together with limits on mail-in and absentee ballots and making it unlawful to move out meals and water in voting strains. Democrats tried twice to move a complete voting rights invoice however have been blocked by Republicans.
Within the advert, Chambers additionally mentioned different points plaguing Black Individuals within the South immediately, together with entry to healthcare, which has been highlighted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Louisiana native added 1 in 9 Black Individuals wouldn’t have medical health insurance, and 1 in 3 dwell in poverty.
“It’s time to burn what stays of the Confederacy down,” Chambers mentioned within the video. “I do imagine the South will rise once more, however this time it will likely be on our phrases.”