- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 9, 2015

Anti-drone commercials will air on U.S. television this month for the first time.

Veterans Democratic Club of Sacramento County and the Sacramento chapter of Veterans for Peace have partnered with the activist website KnowDrones.com to produce Comcast ads that will appear in Northern California near Beale Air Force Base.

“If you’re a fan of ‘Mad Men,’ Giants games or Fox News, there’s a good chance you’ll see it,” said Cres Vellucci, president of the Veterans Democratic Club of Sacramento County, The Sacramento Bee reported.

The ads will appear on AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox News, HGTV and a Comcast Bay Area sports channel, the newspaper reported. Some will appear from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., while others will only air after 10 p.m.

“Drone pilots, please refuse to fly,” says one 15-second ad, which features stock footage of individuals digging through drone wreckage interspersed with images of dead children. “No one has to follow an immoral law,” scrolls across the screen.

“We want to get the word out. You hear that they are saving American lives, but you don’t really hear about the innocent women and children being targeted on the ground,” Mr. Vellucci, an Army veteran, told The Bee.



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