Biden for President

"Be Not Afraid" +

:60 TV ad from Sept. 1, 2020 run on national cable and in battleground states.

:  I want to make it absolutely clear.  Rioting is not protesting.  Looting is not protesting.  It's lawlessness, plain and simple.  And those who do it should be prosecuted.

Fires are burning, and we have a president who fans the flames.  He can't stop the violence because for years he's fomented it.

But his failure to call on his own supporters to stop acting as an armed militia in this country shows how weak he is.

Violence will not bring change; it will only bring destruction.  It's wrong in every way. 

If I were president, my language would be less divisive.  I'd be looking to lower the temperature in this country, not raise it.

Donald Trump is determined to instill fear in America.  Because Donald Trump adds fuel to every fire.

This is not who we are.

I believe we'll be guided by the words of Pope John Paul II, words drawn from the Scriptures:  Be not afraid.

Biden (voiceover):  I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message.

Notes: The Sept. 1, 2020 press release:

Joe Biden’s Hopeful Message Lights Up the Airwaves as Team Trump Goes Dark

Biden for President Spending $45 Million Across Broadcast and Digital This Week

Today, Biden for President adapted Joe Biden’s speech yesterday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania into a new minute-long ad that will begin airing nationwide on cable channels and in key battlegrounds. As the Trump campaign is still dark in critical states, Biden for President is continuing to ramp up its general election paid media spending, investing $45 million on broadcast and digital this week alone.
“Be Not Afraid” uses Vice President Biden’s remarks about how President Trump has fanned the flames of division, failed to unequivocally condemn the violence in American cities, and instilled fear across the country. The ad highlights Joe Biden’s message to the country in this moment: we must stop the unacceptable violence, unite the country, and be guided by the words of Pope John Paull II: “Be Not Afraid.”

In addition to airing nationwide on cable networks, the new ad will also air in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Biden for President will also expand its Spanish Language programming with “Decepciones” airing on radio and Spanish Language networks in Nevada, North Carolina, and Minnesota.