An overflow crowd in a ballroom at the Crabtree Marriott on Saturday rallied to carry on the fight against the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-care plan that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Thursday.
The “Hands off My Healthcare” rally was co-sponsored with the Civitas Institute. Sponsored by Americans for Prosperty, the group heard U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.; Jason Rink, executive director of the Foundation for a Free Society and the author of a book on Ron Paul; Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, and Dallas Woodhouse, state director of AFP.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling is not the end of this health care battle,” said Woodhouse. “Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina is committed to continuing the fight for real patient-centered reform instead of President Obama’s flawed, unaffordable, government-centered plan.”
The rally and phone bank is part of the instant assault against the Supreme Court ruling, which includes a $1 million TV ad buy in North Carolina. AFP says there is a $9 million campaign in North Carolina and about a dozen other states that includes advertising and grassroots work.