Heritage Action Announces Defund Obamacare Town Hall Tour

Featured Speakers include Sen. Ted Cruz

and Heritage’s Jim DeMint

Washington, D.C., July 31, 2013 – Today, Heritage Action for America announced it will host town halls in nine cities across the nation.  Joining Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham on the “Defund Obamacare Tour” will be Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).  In Dallas, Sen. Cruz will join the other speakers in raising awareness about the need for Congress to defund Obamacare.

“Four years ago, citizens crammed into town hall meetings all across the country to exercise their First Amendment right.  Although Congress is now doing fewer and fewer town hall meetings, the need for civic engagement has never been greater, so Heritage Action is stepping in to fill the void.  Thanks to the work of Heritage Action Sentinels and others, we’ll make sure lawmakers understand the American people expect them to defund Obamacare in its entirety,” said Heritage Action’s Michael Needham.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Heritage Action and to travel across the country to spend time with real Americans rather than Washington politicians.  We want to hear directly from people in local communities who often suffer from Washington’s out-of-touch policies.  Fortunately, Washington doesn’t have to win.  We have an opportunity to change the direction of our nation by defunding Obamacare and advancing conservative policy solutions that will help place us back on the path toward fiscal responsibility,” stated Heritage’s Jim DeMint.

Heritage Action’s town hall tour will begin on Aug. 19 in Fayetteville, Ark., and will conclude August 29 in Wilmington, Del.  Other cities on the tour include: Dallas, Tampa, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh.  The meetings are open to the public.