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Another Webcast On ObamaCare

We alerted you yesterday to an informative Americans For Prosperity tele-town hall about Washington's attempt to take control of the nation's health care. It's important to stay informed on this critical issue as the time approaches on a historic Congressional vote that could transform one-sixth of the U.S. economy into a European, government-run model. In case you could not catch last night's event, the Family Research Council is offering an opportunity to participate in another one, on Tuesday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. This Webcast town hall also will feature U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the featured speaker at the AFP tele-town hall last night. Congressman Pence is the third highest ranking member of the Republican House caucus and one of the country's most principled free-market leaders.

Among the confirmed participants are:

» Tony Perkins, President, FRC Action

» U.S. Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.)

» Bryan Fischer, Director of Issue Analysis, American Family Association

» Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life

» Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List

» Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director, National Right to Life

» Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President, FRC Action

Discussion points will include what we can do to stop this horrendous bill from getting passed (see Speaker Nancy Pelosi's admission, here) as well as an overviews of what's in the bill, when the vote might take place, and alternative solutions. To register for this free event, which will take viewer questions, click here.

Pat Mullins' Take On Today's Big Senate Vote

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins didn't take long to break out the figurative champagne bottle and celebrate the Senate passage of the health care freedom bills. Then he promptly took a figurative swing with that bottle at two Virginia Congressional Democrats who voted for the monstrosity that precipitated the need for today's Senate action. Below is a statement released by RPV that includes two quotes from the chairman:

Statement on today's bipartisan vote that stops the Federal takeover

"Monday's bipartisan vote illustrates just how far out of touch Democrats like Rep. Tom Perriello, D-5th, and Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-11th, are on the issue of health care," Mullins said. "When Republicans asked Senate Democrats to join them in standing up against federal overreach, five decided to put the rights of their constituents ahead of the wishes of Washington, D.C."

Perriello and Connolly voted in favor of a bill backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi last year that would have required every Virginian to purchase federal government approved insurance from a federal government approved insurance company in a federal government created marketplace, or face stiff fines or jail time.

"Even Democrats in the Virginia Senate realize that the health care nightmare being negotiated behind closed doors across the Potomac is bad news for their constituents," Mullins said. "Monday's vote shows again that Reps. Perriello, Connolly and the rest of the Democrats in Washington, D.C., aren't listening to their employers — the voters of the Commonwealth of Virginia."