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Campaign Launches First Ads In…South Bend!

May 11th, 2009

bus_sign_medium_webWe are announcing today that we have found our first bus system to run our ads: Transpo, in South Bend, Indiana. So when are the ads going up?

Today.

That’s right. When the 48 biodiesel buses of the Transpo fleet roll out of South Street Transfer Station Monday morning at 5 AM, our ads will be on the sides of 20 of them. In other words, if you ride the bus in South Bend, chances are that you’ll see our ad somewhere along Transpo’s 180 miles of routes. If you live in or around South Bend, take a look at Transpo’s Routes & Schedules page to find out where buses will be.

So, why did we choose South Bend? Several reasons:

  • South Bend, unlike Bloomington, happily accepted our ads.
  • Transpo not only serves South Bend itself, but the surrounding metro area, including Mishawaka and Roseland. The South Bend metro area is over 300,000 people.
  • South Bend is home to Notre Dame University, where President Obama will be this weekend for the Catholic university’s commencement ceremony. ┬áMaybe he’ll see our ad?
  • Given South Bend’s diversity of religion, politics and other demographics, we think it’s a nice overall representation of Indiana.

We should hopefully have photos this afternoon. We’re overjoyed that we’re off to an awesome start with this campaign, and we thank each and every one of our supporters who have donated so far.

Here is the press release (RTF, 3.6 KB)

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sam  |  May 11th, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Congratulations!

  • 2. Bobaloo  |  May 11th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Without God you wouldn’t exist. You can’t be good if you don’t exist.

  • 3. Pete Knight  |  May 12th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Without man god wouldn’ exist. God can’t exist without the mind of man to create her.

  • 4. Mike  |  May 12th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    It always amazes me that atheists put so much time and energy in trying to convince other people that someone doesn

  • 5. Jamaica  |  May 12th, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Hooray!

  • 6. Mike  |  May 12th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Please explain to me why you say hooray – Do yuo hate God that much?

  • 7. Tommy  |  May 12th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Way to go guys! It’s time we grow up and put our dangerous myths to rest!

    Science flew us to the moon.
    Religion flew us into the Twin Towers.

  • 8. Tommy  |  May 12th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    There was a time when everyone believed in god and the state was run by the church. It was called the “Dark Ages”.

    Can’t wait to see you guys in Evansville, IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9. James  |  May 12th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Very positive message. The idea that I need a god to know the difference from right and wrong is insulting.

  • 10. Sam  |  May 12th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Whoa awesome! I would never have guessed my (largely Catholic!) hometown would have been the ones to accept. I’m so proud.

  • 11. Andy S.  |  May 14th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Just sent a contribution your way.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the buses in Indiana.

  • 12. Teresa  |  May 15th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Look at any child and tell me they are a fluk of nature.

  • 13. Corinne  |  May 19th, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I was so excited to here about this bus ad on the news the other day! It makes me smile everytime I think about it! Lets get some billboards now too! Thank you!

  • 14. H.M  |  May 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I don’t really get why some on here are horraying and yelling about how good they think this add is. First of all, if religion causes wars, this is your great plan to stop them? O.K the add gets some people’s attention and has never been done before but what is the point and is this helping make our world better? or is it causing more strife and division? It seems like a really immature and wreckless idea that someone just threw together to get a reaction. No matter where you put those signs, billboards, buses, train stations, and buildings, it doesn’t change the reality that God is your Creator, died for you, and loves you.

  • 15. Tim  |  May 28th, 2009 at 9:20 am

    You can live without God, and even be a good person, but are you prepared to die and face eternity without Him?

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