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BANNED BY GOOGLE

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Tom Donelson, Chairman, Americas PAC

In their on-going corporate campaign against political speech and advertising by Conservatives, Google has permanently suspended Americas PAC’s advertising account saying, “We’ve confirmed that your account is in violation of our Google Ads policies.”

Google did not cite which, if any, policies Americas PAC supposedly violated.

“My assumption is that we violated their policy that liberals should never be criticized,” said Tom Donelson, Chairman of Americas PAC.  “Or maybe we violated their policy against effective conservative advertising.  It is hard to know because they won’t give us a reason.”

Google’s email made it clear a reason for the suspension would never be given by saying, “Our support team will not be able to give you any more specifics on the suspension.”

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On April 3, 2019 Americas PAC began running nine-second video pre-roll ads in opposition to Democrat U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Tina Smith . [Watch the ad here]

The content of the video is taken from a radio ad produced by Americas PAC that is currently airing on more than 15 radio stations. [Listen to the radio ad here]

Google suspended the campaign and Americas PAC’s account on April 5th.  Americas PAC appealed and submitted verification information that it is an FEC Registered Political Action Committee and has been engaged in Federal Elections as an Independent Expenditure Committee since 2014.

“The only plausible conclusion is that Google banned Americas PAC for its conservative character, rather than the content of the ads,” Donelson said.  “If the content of the ads is acceptable to FCC Regulated radio stations, and Americas PAC is a registered Federal Election Commission Independent Expenditure Committee with a five-year track record of raising and spending millions of dollars reported to the FEC, then the only feasible explanation for Google’s actions is an ingrained corporate bias to protect Democrats.”

Americas PAC has faced opposition to its ads before, frequently tangling with the Democrat National Committee’s law firm, Perkins Coie.

“At least when Marc Elias and his minions come after us, they cite their point of view and we hash it out with radio station managers,” Donelson said.  “Perkins Coie has never been successful in shutting us down.  Google arbitrarily erected a digital wall between us and voters who use its platforms.”

Donelson added, “Google investors and stake-holders should be concerned about turning away money from customers.  It is never a good sign for investors when a company makes it a policy to discriminate against customers.”