OFA minimum wage ad features British commuter as hard working American

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Organizing for Action, President Obama’s advocacy group, is revisiting its new minimum wage ad after people noticed that one of the Americans featured in the spot was actually a London commuter.

“It was brought to our attention that there was an error in the stock footage and it is being corrected immediately, this does not change the fact that Americans deserve a raise,” an OFA official emailed The Daily Caller in a statement.

The UK Telegraph highlighted on Wednesday that one of the hard working Americans in OFA’s 30-second commercial was a coffee-sipping woman in the London Overground.

“Over her shoulder, a map shows the London Overground’s eastern-most stations of New Cross and Surrey Quays,” The outlet noted. “The commuter train is suspiciously empty, leaving the distinctive brown and yellow patterned seats clearly visible.”


The publication further pointed out that if the woman were making minimum wage in Great Britain she would actually be making more than the minimum wage being pushed by Democrats and President Obama.

Obama is pushing for a national minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, up from the current $7.25 minimum wage.  According to the Telegraph, currently Great Britain’s minimum wage is £6.31, or $10.30 an hour.

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