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Contact: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096
September 16, 2013
American Family Association to 2.5 Million Constituents: Flood Capitol Switchboard with Defund ObamaCare Calls
Call Congressman TODAY and Urge to Co-sponsor Rep. Graves’ Defund ObamaCare Bill, H.J.RES. 62

 The American Family Association is calling on all of their 2.5 million constituents to call their U.S. representatives today to urge them to co-sponsor H.J.RES. 62, an appropriations bill that does not contain any discretionary or mandatory funding for ObamaCare, also known as the “Affordable Care Act.” 

American citizens can obtain their U.S. Representative’s contact information by going to the American Family Association website. 

They can also call the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for their congressman by name, urging him to co-sponsor H.J.RES. 62. 

Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) has authored a Continuing Resolution, the Security, Stability, and Fairness Resolution (H.J.RES. 62), that will defund ObamaCare in its entirety for the coming fiscal year. This bill will fund the rest of government with the sole exception of ObamaCare. 

Congress must pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) by September 30 to avoid a government shutdown. The House may vote as soon as tomorrow on whether to continue funding for ObamaCare or cut it off.  This means that if there is a shutdown of government, it will be done by those who want to continue to fund ObamaCare.  However, the healthcare law has been deemed so egregious that Congress has already exempted itself from it. 

Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association says, “This is the best chance we may ever have to defund the gargantuan and hopelessly misguided piece of legislation that is ObamaCare. According to the U.S. Constitution, all appropriations bills must start in the House. This means that the House can stop ObamaCare in its tracks this week. No money, no ObamaCare. But we need the participation of millions of Americans to get the job done.  Every voice counts on this one.” 

American Family Association lists the reasons that ObamaCare is a bad law: 

1) Congressional members have exempted themselves from it 

2) It violates freedom of religion and conscience by requiring Christian businesses to pay     

    for abortifacients 

3) American tax dollars will go to health care providers who perform abortions 

4) It is the leading job-killer in America, as companies lay off workers because of its     

     mandates and its costs 

5)  ObamaCare forces companies to shift workers from fulltime to part-time positions 

6)  It drives up the cost of health care premiums 

7)  And…the government-run exchanges reduce access to doctors and hospitals 

  

For more information on American Family Association, visit www.afa.net. 

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To interview a representative from American Family Association, contact Deborah Hamilton at dhamilton@hamiltonstrategies.com, 610-584-1096. 

American Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First United Methodist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the time.  Since 1977, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association (AFA) in 1988. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with over two million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry's monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio (AFR) banner.  

  

Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation and OneNewsNow.com, an online news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as OneMillionMoms.com and OneMillionDads.com that rally Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV shows. AFA web sites average over 40 million hits and five million visitors each month. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America. 

  

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