*Members of the press: Not the updated location of Saturday’s rally!
Broad TEA Party Coalition Aligns To Defeat Pelosi-Care
Broad TEA Party & Grassroots Coalition Aligns To “Kill The Bill”
WASHINGTON, DC (March 18, 2010) – The past two weeks has seen the “Take The Town Halls To Washington” initiative get nearly 1,000 people to DC to meet with approximately 30 Congressman. The event culminated in the rally at Taft Park near the Capitol, which was sponsored by Tea Party Express. Over 1,500 people assembled to rally against the health care bill and then meet with their representatives. While the Capitol Police diverted the stage and sound for the park rally, grass roots activists innovated and used a park bench and bull horn to get their message to the attendees!
With the critical nature of a looming Congressional decision, a broad coalition of Tea Party organizations and leadership is launching the final push before a possible vote by the House. These events are being coordinated across the US and are aimed at communicating the frustration of the people while demanding the termination of this health bill legislation. While the DNC and the administration continue to obfuscate and confuse, this coalition is focused on getting activists involved prior to Pelosi’s maneuvering.
This event is being sponsored by the Tea Party Express, American Grassroots Coalition, Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, and Take the Town Halls to Washington.
Code Red Rally in Washington, DC at 12 noon on Saturday on the West Lawn of the Capitol.
Candlelight vigil around the Capitol on Saturday night.
Featured speakers and Entertainers at the Washington, D.C. Rally on Saturday will include:
Lisa Norton, National Anthem
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (MN)
Congressman Tom Price (GA)
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC)
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Congressman Phil Gingrey (GA)
Actor & Conservative Jon Voight
Dr. Milton Wolf, Barack Obama’s second cousin who opposes Obamacare
Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
Jim Martin, 60 Plus
Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity
Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity
Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty
Kathryn Serkes, Doctor Patient Medical Association
Mark Skoda, Memphis Tea Party
Amy Kremer, Tea Party Express
Jennifer Hulsey, American Grassroots Coalition
Ben Cunningham, Founder of the Tennessee Tax Revolt
Darla Dawald, Grassfire / Resistnet
Tom McCluskey, Family Research Council
Ana Puig, Kitchen Table Patriots
Toby Marie Walker, Waco Tea Party
Grassroots activists everywhere have worked to inform themselves, notify their representatives of their objections and take action in the form of rallies, meetings and calls into those representatives. Individual groups have worked to stop the health care legislation while coordinating with each other to amplify their message and their efforts.
Amy Kremer, of Tea Party Express, commented, “We had a great rally this week in DC and people have overwhelmed us with their desire to do it again on Saturday. With so many people concerned about this legislation and the ability to come to Washington on a weekend, we are working within this coalition to expand the Code Red rally participation .”
The coalition of Tea Party and grassroots organizations and leadership is committed to changing the dynamics of this legislative process. The Democratic led Congress is using procedural and legislative rules to ignore the overwhelming opposition to this bill. The will of the American people is being subverted by these actions and the grass roots activists who make up this coalition are focusing their energy to kill the bill.
The coalition includes:
Alexandria Tea Party
American Conservative Union
American Grassroots Coalition
Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Tax Reform
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Cincinnati Tea Party
Cincinnati 9/12 Project
Coalition for a Conservative Majority
Concerned Women for America
Constitutional Sovereignty Alliance
Constitutional Tea Party
Doctor Patient Medical Association
Family Research Council
Hispanic Leadership Fund
Institute for Liberty
Let Freedom Ring
Memphis Tea Party
Mom for America
National Center for Public Policy Research
National Taxpayer’s Union
Nationwide Tea Party Coalition
New Jersey Tea Party Coalition
Northern Virginia 912
Pray in Jesus Name Project
Standing True to America’s National Destiny
Take the Town Halls to Washington
Tea Party Express
Tea Party Patriots
Tea Party Patriots Live Radio Show
United States Justice Foundation
Washington DC Tea Party
We the People of Pennsylvania
For further information or to register and participate or assist others to come to Washington, DC, please check the above websites where details will be posted and updated regularly throughout the next 24 hours and http://www.americangrassrootscoalition.org/.