Sen. Ted Cruz in Dallas

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at Heritage Action for America’s Defund Obamacare rally in Dallas Tuesday.

More than 2,000 people rallied Tuesday in Dallas for the defunding of Obamacare at an event featuring Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

This was the second stop on a nine-city tour organized by our sister organization, Heritage Action for America, to educate citizens about the need to defund the unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable health care takeover.

At the first tour event Monday in Fayetteville, Arkansas, DeMint urged lawmakers to stand on principle. The Associated Press reports:

DeMint said the concern that the effort would hurt the party comes from “the same guys who handled the 2012 election for Republicans.”

The Dallas event was covered by CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington Post. Even liberal MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton led their Tuesday programs with segments about the Defund Obamacare tour. In total, 28 members of the media attended the event which resulted in a large amount of coverage. So far there have been 87 print hits,  and about 150 broadcast mentions — many of which are local packages running on the local network news, which is great publicity.  So much for the defunding movement being a non-starter.

The tour continued on to Tampa last night, also drawing an impressive crowd. Later this week the tour will visit Nashville, and Birmingham, followed by Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Wilmington next week.

Almost all of the planned events are filled to capacity, but Heritage Action is still accepting RSVPs online for the Columbus and Pittsburgh stops.

Comments (4)

Michael J Davis - August 22, 2013

Pound them hard. Keep up the good work.
I wish you were having one in Mobile,
Maybe there is hope to defeat obamacare
and the liberal democrates
Michael J Davis
Mobile, Alabama

Randall Lofton - August 22, 2013

We must defund Obamacare at once or face a certain single payer system run by the feds who can’t run the post Office and make a profit with NO competition.
And, we simply can’t afford Obamacare.

Herbert Cobb - August 22, 2013

The meeting of like-minded Americans concerned for the well-being of our constitutional republic was reassuring. Rafael Cruz was inspiring. Thank you for standing firm.

David K. Parrish - August 26, 2013

“It can’t be done.” Is not an except able attitude when it comes to the defense of liberty or the safety and well being of our grandchildren. Obamacare is an attempt to subjugate the entire next generation period. It has nothing to do with affordability as evidenced in the governments lack or action as the costs sky rise. It has nothing to do with quality care as evidenced by restrictive regulations limiting access to new, innovative or costly procedures. No, this is purely an effort to reign in individual freedoms and force greater government controls over every area of our lives and the lives of ou children and every generation forward. Now is the time to take a stand. It does not matter if obamacare is internally funded. Vote to defund it anyway! It does not matter if the government threatens to shut down. Stand your ground anyway. Cap the ceiling! Block the road! Take the hits! And stand up always and at every occasion when our children’s freedoms are at stake!

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