Tea Party Leaders Descend On Washington To Lobby Against Healthcare Reform
March 15, 2010 by Personal Liberty News Desk
Local Tea Party movement leaders travelled to the nation’s capital last week to kick off the Take the Town Halls to Washington project at a press conference on Capitol Hill on March 9.
The event is designed to bring activists to Washington, D.C., during the month of March to meet, question and review the positions of approximately 50 Democratic members of the House of Representatives whose vote on the proposed healthcare legislation has not yet been publicly announced.
Mark Skoda, chairman of the Memphis Tea Party, is among the assembled leaders, and he said that their first goal is to stop this bill from passing by March 18, the deadline reportedly set by the White House.
"We encourage tea party activists from around the country to come to Washington today, tomorrow, this week,and next week," he said. "We have a ‘war room’ set up on Capitol Hill, and every tea party activist in the country is welcome to use that location as a base of operations."