Watch the Anti-Privatization Ad That Warns Children Might Die if Private Retailers Are Allowed to Sell Alcohol

A new ad produced by a union representing liquor store clerks warns that allowing private retailers to sell alcohol would likely lead to the deaths of children.

The spot, paid for by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, features two mothers sitting on a playground bench discussing how “politicians want booze to be sold in stores where kids and teens go and lose the pot of money that saves tax dollars too.”

“It’s about greed, pure and simple,” one woman says.

“Well, it only takes a little bit of greed to kill a child,” the other says.

According to Penn Live, the union spent $300,000 on the anti-privatization ad ahead of talks by state lawmakers to consider allowing private retailers to sell alcohol.

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