Press Release: Supporting the Magnificent 11

Jun 21, 2011

Innovative Facebook Application Supports Courageous Conservatives

Washington, D.C. - Today, Heritage Action launched the second element of its $300,000 Magnificent 11 campaign. After covering 11 districts with direct mail earlier this month, Heritage Action unveiled an innovative Facebook application supporting 11 courageous conservatives.

"We are all grateful for the unflinching commitment to conservative principles shown by the Magnificent 11," Heritage Action's CEO Michael A. Needhamsaid. "America needs more lawmakers willing to have an adult conversation about our nation's most pressing issues."

Despite unrelenting liberal attacks, eleven fearless leaders came to the defense of our future. Putting the well-being of our nation ahead of their careers, these conservatives courageously voted for a bold plan to fix our economy.

The innovation behind the Facebook campaign is the engagement. Conservative constituents will be able to connect and interact directly with their Member of Congress on Facebook and broadcast that interaction to their social circles. It brings the adult conversation into the public sphere, demonstrating the broad conservative support for necessary entitlement reform.

Reps. Justin Amash (MI), Dan Benishek (MI), Steve Chabot (OH), Bill Huizenga (MI), Steve King (IA), Mick Mulvaney (SC), Steve Pearce (NM), Steve Southerland (FL), Tim Walberg (MI), Joe Walsh (IL) and Alan West (FL).

With more than 710,000 members across the country, The Heritage Foundation and its affiliate, Heritage Action for America, are committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and a civil society flourish.

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