A billboard in California displaying the word “impeach” next to President Trump’s face is still standing despite claims that the billboard had been removed:
— CourageCampaign (@CourageCampaign) September 27, 2017
KGO reported that the billboard on the Bay Bridge that connects San Francisco to Oakland, sponsored by the progressive social justice advocacy group Courage Campaign, had reportedly been taken down by the company that owns and manages the billboard space.
The Courage Campaign accused the company Outfront Media of “doing Trump’s dirty work” by removing the billboard before their ad campaign was set to end next Sunday.
But a spokesperson for Outfront Media confirmed Wednesday morning that the sign would remain throughout the week as planned.
“It is not being taken down early because of complaints. It is running in its entirety. The ad is currently running. I double-checked with my SF team,” Outfront Media spokeswoman Carly Zipp told KTVU.
The Courage Campaign claimed that Outfront Media initially told them that they removed the billboard due to “complaints” and then reversed their decision Wednesday.
“I am emailing you to let you know that we have taken down your billboard due to multiple complaints,” Outfront Media employee Matt Molina reportedly wrote.
Zipp added that there was “internal miscommunication” about the billboard’s fate.
Madison Donzis, a spokeswoman for the Courage Campaign, said that they received the miscommunication from Outfront Media around 3:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday.
The group reportedly shelled out $1,500 for the billboard to run from Monday to Sunday. The Bay Bridge location was chosen to test out the sign before expanding to other locations in California.
The billboard’s primary purpose is to highlight the website DemandImpeachmentNow.com, which redirects to a Courage Campaign-sponsored petition calling for Trump’s impeachment.