FreedomWorks has been working with conservative activists in their home states this August to have them question senators about their objections to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)’s (R-Utah) letter vowing to vote against bills that fund ObamaCare.
That letter was stuck at 13 signers but gained support on Wednesday when Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) (R-Kan.) became the 14th senator to sign on.
Meanwhile Heritage Action kicked off their “Defund Obamacare” tour, this week with well attended townhalls in Fayetteville, AR, Dallas, TX and Tampa FL. They are visiting nine cities between August 19 and August 29 with Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R-Texas). Other cities on the tour include: Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Wilmington, Del.
Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham recently appeared on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers to discuss the defunding effort. He explained that Republicans should act on principle and honor the promises they made when they were elected to stop Obamacare: