Mystery Ted Cruz Posters Revealed to Represent Stand Against Gun Violence

Mystery Ted Cruz Posters Revealed to Represent Stand Against Gun Violence
CREDO Mobile Connects the Dots on Posters of Senator Cruz Appearing in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin Ahead of Senatorial Debate

(Multiple Locations, TX) — Today, CREDO Mobile came forward as the group behind the art installations that quietly went up in locations around Houston, San Antonio, and Austin earlier this month, featuring an image of Senator Ted Cruz.

Early this morning, the images were modified to reveal their true meaning: each dot comprising the image of Sen. Cruz represents one act of gun violence in the United States — for a total of 36,231 since the beginning of 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018. The images now direct viewers to, with information about CREDO’s campaign and how voters can take action against gun violence, including by voting out Sen. Cruz.

“Of the members of Congress most beholden to the gun lobby, Ted Cruz is especially unwilling to do anything beyond sending useless ‘thoughts and prayers’ after mass shootings,” said Heidi Hess, Co-Director of CREDO Action. “It’s time for real action to stop gun violence in Texas and around the country, and show that our votes are more powerful than the NRA’s lobbying dollars. This campaign is one way we are urging Texans, and everyone, to use their vote this November as a weapon against gun violence — and the members of Congress who enable it.”

“For more than 30 years, CREDO has stood for progressive values, like fighting for civil rights, women’s rights and gun control, while also protecting the environment and voting rights,” said CREDO Mobile CEO Ray Morris. “No other phone company — or any company, for that matter — goes to the same lengths to make progressive change a core part of our products and services. We’ve long been calling out and fighting against Ted Cruz for his ties to special interests and the NRA. With this campaign, we’re putting Cruz and the NRA — and all members of Congress who stand in the way of lifesaving gun reform — on notice. CREDO customers and activist members can be proud of this campaign.”

The campaign included 10 plywood murals and thousands of posters featuring the likeness of Sen. Cruz in Houston and Austin, which appeared quietly over the course of the first week in October. In addition, ahead of the October 16 Senate debate, posters were launched in San Antonio. On the evening of October 15, new images were simultaneously installed to reveal the dots’ symbolism, and CREDO Mobile projected the image in downtown San Antonio, launched the website and began a social media campaign to reach Texas voters.

CREDO Mobile has donated over $3 million to organizations working against gun violence, including Moms Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Brady Campaign and Amnesty International. After the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, CREDO engaged over 400,000 progressive activists to urge Congress to ban assault weapons, the Senate to block the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and corporations to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.



Founded in 1985, CREDO Mobile gives individuals the power to make positive social change every day. Whenever members use a CREDO product or service, they generate critical donations for causes (at no extra cost) and fund vital activism work. Since 1985, CREDO has donated over $86 million to progressive nonprofits, and the company has built a network of over 5.5 million activists.

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change. Visit CREDO Mobile, CREDO Action and CREDO Donations to learn more.