A Stain on America

Agency: Oberland


Twenty years after the first detainees arrived at Guantánamo Bay, 39 people remain imprisoned without the hope of a fair trial. Now the longest-serving POWs in U.S. history, these individuals have been denied American justice and their basic human rights. In the eyes of our government, they are "guilty until proven innocent."

The Fifth Amendment, also known as the Due Process clause, clearly states that no person should be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” So on the twentieth anniversary of the first detainee arriving at Guantánamo, the ACLU ran a full page ad in Politico, urging President Biden to close this national disgrace once and for all.

The very existence of this prison is a stain on our nation's history and values. So to make the point, we placed a stain on the symbol of our democracy, the Constitution of the United States. A stain shaped like Guantánamo Bay.

A stain that leaves a stain on anyone who touches it.

This professional campaign titled 'A Stain on America' was published in United States in January, 2022. It was created for the brand: ACLU, by ad agency: Oberland. This Print medium campaign is related to the Public Interest industry and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted about 2 years ago.


Advertising Agency: Oberland, New York, USA
Art Director: Henrik Bakke-Hareide
Copywriter: Robert Colucci


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