For a last-minute call to action, this is snowballing
I first posted about this Saturday, and since then it has grown in size to the point it needs an update.
Michelle Malkin picked up on the event and boosted it hard via Twitter and her site.
Mark Levin is now on board, and will be there as he announced today on his radio show. His site gives a bad link, as the info has since changed and is moved to Michele Bachman’s House.gov site, although that may change yet again. [It did, Levin now links here]
The list is growing, to track events as they occur, follow the Twitter search tag #Housecall. There are people throwing together buses and carpools, splitting the cost of traveling, popping up and coming from all over the country; PA, Ohio, Texas, New Jersey. Every time I look, there are more.
People are cashing in their frequent flier miles, hitching rides, driving their own cars fifteen hours with no idea where they’ll stay when they get to DC, because they know; this is the line in the sand, it can go no further.
There is also a Facebook group dedicated to the event, but it doesn’t appear to be directly linked to Bachmann, although I could be wrong.
This directly from Michele Bachmann’s House.gov site;
Washington, D.C., Nov 2 –
WHAT: Health Care “House Call” on Washington Press Conference
WHO: Republican Members of Congress
Americans concerned about our health care future
Other Guests – TBA
WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 12:00-1
WHERE: East Front Steps of the U.S. Capitol (House Side)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann released the following statement as the House of Representatives approaches a vote on the Democrats’ health care reform proposal:
“The American people spoke loud and clear at town hall meetings all across the country throughout August. But, it would appear that Congress didn’t hear a word they had to say. The Democrats’ latest health care proposal unveiled late last week may be packaged a little differently, but it’s the same old bad bill as before.
“This bill is a trillion-dollar, budget-busting, government takeover of our health care system. It will put bureaucrats between people and their health care. It will lead to rationed care, hurting the most vulnerable amongst us first. It will break the bank, leaving our children to pay the bill with diminished freedoms and dwindling prosperity.
“The American people need to stand up again and make sure that Congress hears them this time. Speaker Pelosi is putting her bill on fast track to a vote – and it remains to be seen if the House will even get a chance to vote on the commonsense Republican alternatives. The people need to make a House Call on Washington this week and tell their Representatives to vote no to a government take-over of one-fifth of our economy. This is gangster government at its worst.
“I urge all Americans to come to Washington this Thursday. Come and meet up with your Representative and tell them that you want to control your health care.”
Bachmann today on Hannity’s radio show called this moment in our history “the Super Bowl” over health care. The calls and emails, the faxes and letters, are now having a limited affect on Congress critters. You now need to look them in the eyes and ask them; “Are you going to destroy my health care?”
Pelosi’s health care bill creates one hunderd and eleven (111) brand new federal bureaucracies, and that list of evils is growing as fast or faster than the opposition to it.
Bachmann also called Obamacare “The crown jewel of socialism”
You’ve spent months now at tea parties and town halls. Your message has been loud and clear: Keep your hands off my health care!
But, Congress hasn’t noticed. Speaker Pelosi is plowing full-steam ahead with her budget-busting government takeover of your health care.
It’s time to take the town hall to Congress. Come this Thursday to Washington and see your Member of Congress. Tell him or her face to face what you think of their health care bill.
[UPDATE] Links and updates with everything you need to know about DC Nov 5th
The time is now, the balloon is up.