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National Center for Policy Analysis and Salem Radio Network Deliver Million-Plus Signature Petition Opposing Government Run Health Care
Date:9/9/2009

More than 1.3 million Americans go on the record to protect 'choice, access, fairness and responsibility'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading opponents of government-run health care provided a massive demonstration of strength today, as the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Salem Radio Network delivered the more than 1.3 million signatures behind their joint "Free Our Health Care Now" petition to Congress at a rally held on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Republican Conference Chair Mike Pence (R-IN) and Republican Study Committee Chair Tom Price (R-GA) headed a large delegation of Members on hand to take delivery of the largest health policy petition ever delivered to Congress. The petitions will be presented to Congressional leadership.

The NCPA, a leader in public policy research for more than 25 years, provided the content and analysis on almost all facets of the debate, including educational guidance on the framing and substance of the petition itself.

"Today, more than a million Americans stood up and were counted in the debate over how best to repair a dysfunctional health care system," said NCPA President and Kellye Wright Fellow John C. Goodman. "To the naysayers who have dismissed the town hall protestors as unrepresentative of the American people as a whole, we present this petition as evidence the opposition is real, it is deep, and it extends to voters in all 50 states."

The petition was launched on May 25 by the Salem Radio Network team of nationally-syndicated talk show hosts. Mike Gallagher, Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager and Janet Parshall reach millions of listeners each week and cover 90 percent of the
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