This ad makes a point begging to be heard: As conservatives fearmonger their way across TV news channels (“stop all flights from West Africa!”), the reality is that the party’s own budget cuts have crippled the nation’s ability to fight back against ebola and other deadly diseases. In fact, NIH head Dr. Francis Collins said we would probably already have an ebola vaccine if not for reduced funding.

Is the ad dramatic? Yes. But so are the slashes our essential services have suffered, even as our war chest sees no limits.

Made by progressive powerhouse Agenda Project Action Fund, the ad is set to air in regions with tight Senate races, like Kentucky and North Carolina. Fingers crossed that it has some impact!