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Tea Partiers March on Capitol to Stop Obamacare

Saturday, 20 Mar 2010 01:48 PM

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Tea Party activists returned Saturday to the nation’s capital to make one final stand Saturday against the health care reform bill ahead of an expected Sunday vote.

Thousands of Tea Partiers marched upon the Capitol in an effort to derail the passage of "Obamacare" by pressuring undecided lawmakers to vote "no" Sunday, according to Fox News.

Saturday's event featured actor Jon Voight, Reps. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference, Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Steve King, R-Iowa.

"This is the final push, and the Democrats' last ditch effort to push through the most unpopular legislation in years," Bachmann said.

At times protestors broke into chants of "Kill the bill!"

Some 60 Tea Party affiliates organized the event in the four days since Tuesday's rally after organizers were flooded with requests to hold another one for those who couldn't take off of work for the first one.

Tea Partiers also plan to confront undecided Democratic lawmakers in their congressional offices and convince them to vote against the bill.

Ana Puig of Pennsylvania said she came with eight busloads of Tea Partiers.
"The people are excited," she told Fox News. "They feel this is our last chance to really let these people here at the House know that we don't want them to pass this bill. It's unconstitutional."

Puig said opponents are ready to "fight like hell to repeal this bill if it goes through."

"The Tea Party Movement is real," she said. "We are here for the long haul. This is just the beginning for us."


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