Sunday, March 21, 2010

Americans for Prosperity Statement on Healthcare Passage

Chicago, Illinois – Americans for Prosperity- Illinois State Director Joe Calomino issued the following statement after the U.S. House passed the health care takeover bill:

“Today we have seen a critical setback for freedom in our country. Americans for Prosperity’s members would like to let those Illinois Congressman who voted “Yes” know that we will not forget their vote for this disastrous bill. Their votes have helped solidify a Washington takeover of our health care, the details of which we don’t even know yet.

“More than 320,000 Americans have signed AFP’s November Is Coming petition, telling House members they will vote NO on them for having voted YES on this health care bill.

“The fight over this health care takeover has been long and brutal. But something hopeful has emerged: millions of active, passionate Americans who are aware of the many threats to our freedoms and who are willing to fight.

“Those Illinois Congressman who voted “Yes” have failed to act in the best interest of the people of the United States. Instead they chose to serve the best interest of their political parties special interest groups. This fight is not over. Today we lost in Congress, but we won with the American people.”

Please visit to see how many Americans have told their House members they will hold them accountable in November for their health care vote.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 1 million members, including members in all 50 states, and 30 state chapters and affiliates. More than 60,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit

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