Heritage Action Launches National Campaign to Repeal Obamacare

Praises Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for Bold Action

June 16, 2010

Washington, D.C. – Today, Heritage Action for America launched a national campaign to repeal Obamacare.  Heritage Action will work aggressively to advance a discharge petition filed today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Steve King (R-IA).  The discharge petition would force a vote on H.R.4972, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“This is a great day for the American people,” said Heritage Action CEO Michael A. Needham.  “The effects of Obamacare are being felt more and more every day.  For Americans all across the country, the reality of a hostile government takeover of health care is setting in and poll after poll continues to show the public’s disapproval.  We must act now to reverse this poor policy.”

Cameron Sutton, a longtime Heritage supporter and President and CEO of Iowa’s ARAG, praised Rep. King, saying he “took a bold step forward in leading the fight to repeal Obamacare with the filing of this discharge petition.  As a businessman and employer of hundreds of people in Iowa, I know first hand how damaging this law will be not only to businesses but to every Iowan and every American.”

Fighting for the full repeal of Obamacare will be the first major initiative of Heritage Action.

“As a long time member of The Heritage Foundation I am excited to see their new sister organization Heritage Action for America take the lead to push Members of Congress across the country to sign this petition to begin the repeal process of this damaging law,” said Mr. Sutton.

“By filing a discharge petition to force a vote on repeal, Rep. King demonstrates an understanding that conservatives cannot wait for a new Congress to fight this hostile government takeover of our health care system.  Heritage Action will stand with Rep. King and every other Member of Congress who signs onto the repeal effort,” Mr. Needham said.

“Heritage Action will commit substantial resources toward repealing Obamacare and make clear that those who fail to support this effort are responsible for Obamacare,” Mr. Needham said.

Heritage Action will engage in political grassroots advocacy to educate Members of Congress and their constituents about the problems with Obamacare.  Heritage Action will target Members of Congress at home in their districts and in Washington, DC with paid political advertisements, local grassroots activity, online activist tools and earned media.

With more than 661,000 members across the country, The Heritage Foundation and its sister organization, Heritage Action for America, are committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and a civil society flourishes.  Obamacare hinders those objectives.  For more information on how we plan to repeal Obamacare, visit heritageforamerica.org.