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For Immediate Release    

January 20, 2012                                                

 Contact:  Trey Pollard, (202) 495-9187


The Sock is on the Other Foot: Sierra Club Releases When the Puppets Came to Town

On eve of South Carolina primary, parody of When Mitt Romney Came to Town exposes primary candidates’ dangerous ties to big polluters

Washington, D.C.  — Today, the Sierra Club’s Voter Education released “When the Puppets Came to Town,” a parody of Winning Our Future’s “When Mitt Romney Came to Town” and the latest video release for the Club’s Real Republicans project. Click here to watch.


The project includes a series of videos featuring the candidates’ actual words coming from the mouths of sock puppets uncannily designed in their likenesses. Previous videos from the project are available at


For the 2012 campaign, the “Real Republicans” project represents the first major effort by an environmental organization to fight back against the stream of misinformation scapegoating clean air, clean water, and public health safeguards and the agencies that implement them.


The “Real Republicans” project is supported by online advertising on South Carolina news outlets and Facebook. New videos and initiatives will be launched throughout the primary campaign. - Facebook - @RealRepubs


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The Sierra Club Voter Education Fund’s Real Republicans project seeks to educate voters about the records of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates by highlighting their extreme positions on public health and other issues of critical importance to the American people and encourage the public to find out more about the candidates and their positions on these issues.