January 7, 2011 Contact: Eric Olsen 406-696-2353
Montana Shrugged Announced Major Grassroots Healthcare Repeal Rally
BILLINGS- The Montana Shrugged TEA Party Patriots in Billings announced today that they would be collaborating with TEA Party organizations from around Montana and the nation, Wednesday January 12th at high noon, in what is being billed as a major grassroots demonstration, pushing for the repeal of Obamacare. With the US House voting today to begin the process of repeal and a floor vote expected on full repeal next Wednesday January 12th, the leader of the Montana Shrugged Group, Eric Olsen, is calling on Montanans to come out raise their voices in support of repeal.
“This big government takeover of healthcare will bankrupt our nation” said Olsen in a statement made Friday from his Billings office. “We are calling on everyday Montanans to join concerned citizens and TEA Party groups around the state and nation in joint rallies at the offices of Senator’s Tester, Baucus, Attorney General Steve Bullock, and Governor Schweitzer next Wednesday, January 12th at 12:00 pm. We are demanding that the State of Montana join the lawsuit against this bill, which has already been ruled unconstitutional. And we are calling on Senator’s Tester and Baucus to demand that Majority Leader Harry Reid allow a full floor vote for the repeal bill which passes the House.”
The House of Representatives, which saw large Republican gains in last November’s election, is expected to vote overwhelmingly for repeal with a number of Democrats indicating that they will cross party lines and vote with Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has vowed to keep the house repeal bill from coming to a vote in the Senate.
Olsen continued, “There are more than 30 Democrats, like Jon Tester, who are up for re-election in 2012. If they think they are going to keep their jobs and vote against repealing this terrible bill, I am afraid that they are sadly mistaken; we the people will make sure of that.”