Tea Party Patriots Bringing the Conscience of America to Washington DC
Many activists are wondering how to fight the final battle against Obamacare 2.0. Now that
the president has made it clear he wants to jam a bad bill down our
throats through "reconciliation" we must renew our efforts to stop this
After a morning conference call with activists from around the country, I wanted to share a few of their ideas with you. Most of these
activities should be organized immediately, but their should be a major
focus on the townhall idea during the congressional Easter Recess, which
begins March 27th.
UPDATE: Fox News ran with a story about our strategy for Obamacare 2.0!
1. FreedomWorks has put together an online petition against the use of "reconciliation." You can sign it here: http://nohealthcarereconciliation.com
We will personally deliver copies of the petition to Capitol Hill in
the weeks ahead, and will post the pictures and videos on this blog.
Please sign the petition and forward the link to your friends.
2. District office visits. We need to spend a LOT of time inside and outside district offices this month. To find out where
your congressman has an office, please visit http://house.gov Be sure to try and schedule
teams of two or three to go to the district office and meet with
congressional staff. Every person going inside the office should deliver
hand-written letters from their friends, family and neighbors about
Obamacare 2.0 and the use of reconciliation. This will make a powerful
statement about where the American people stand.
3. District office protests. Most of you know exactly how to do these! Keep up the pressure on your congressman by
protesting outside the district offices. This could be done at the same
time as the district office visits, or at different times. Have everyone
protesting pick up their cell phones and call the DC office of your
congressman to let him know that you are protesting outside his district
office. Invite the local newspapers and tv stations to attend your
4. Townhall meetings. These can be done throughout the month of March, and especially into the Easter Recess starting March
27th. Put together a public forum on healthcare, and focus on
reconciliation. Invite your group and the public, and have an open
microphone for citizens to speak out. If you congressman is around,
invite him or her to attend. If they refuse to do so, just put up an
empty chair with a nameplate and microphone. Create a visual that shows
that your congressman doesn't want to face the people on this critical
issue. If we can re-create the August 2009 townhall brouhaha, we will
win this fight once and for all.
5. Protest incumbent re-filings. Watch this great video from the Pulaski Tea Party group in Arkansas. They protested
inside the state capitol building in Little Rock as Senator Blanche
Lincoln was filling out the paperwork to run for U.S. Senate. Invite the
media and make your protest very public. Thanks to Bob Porto and Jebb
Young for sharing this idea with the country!
Finally, thank you to Robin S. of Punta Gorda, FL for sharing this target list of vulnerable liberals in the House of Representatives.
These folks should face the most grassroots activity from limited
government activists. Again, visit http://house.gov to find out where they have
offices in their districts.
Brian Baird WA-03
John Boccieri OH-16
Bart Gordon TN-06
Larry Kissell NC-08
Jason Altmire PA-04
John Adler NJ-03
John Barrow GA-12
Allen Boyd FL-02
Rick Boucher VA-09
Ben Chandler KY-06
Tim Holden PA-17
Suzanne Kosmas FL-24
Frank Kratovil MD-01
Betsy Markey CO-04
Eric Massa NY-29
Jim Matheson UT-02
Michael McMahon NY-03
Mike McIntyre NC-07
Glenn Nye VA-02
Colin Peterson MN-07
Ike Skelton MO-04
John Tanner TN-08