Friday, August 21, 2009

Michael Johns to Address Los Angeles Recess Rally

National Tea Party leader and conservative writer Michael Johns, a former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst, will be a headline speaker at the Los Angeles Recess Rally this Saturday, August 22. The event will begin at 12pm PT at the Wilshire Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles.

This Saturday's Recess Rallies are supported by a coalition of grassroots organizations and hundreds of thousands of American voters opposed on multiple grounds to House Resolution 3200, America's Affordable Health Care Act of 2009, and other legislation that would vastly expand the role of the federal government in the management of American health care. In an August 11, 2009 poll conducted last week by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of Americans (53 percent) now oppose this legislation.

The Recess Rallies follow national Tea Party protests held on July 4, 2009, in which an estimated one million Americans in 1,300 American cities and towns participated in expressing their opposition to an expanded federal role in the management and provision of health care and other industry sectors. It is anticipated that 435 such events will be held this Saturday at noon, one in each of the nation's Congressional Districts. The Los Angeles-based event will be held in the Congressional district of U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who has been one of the strongest proponents of the legislation and who chairs the Committee of jurisdiction for the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Johns is a leading national critic of this legislation, which is being supported by the Obama administration and the Democratic leaderships of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. In his Los Angeles speech, he will address the many components of the legislation that will prove harmful to Americans' access to quality, reasonably-priced health care services and products, and constructive alternatives that can address the challenges that do exist in American health care.

In addition to his governmental and public policy experience, Johns has over a decade of experience as an executive with health care providers in the pharmaceutical, home health, and medical device and medical supply segments of American health care

In addition, the Los Angeles Recess Rally will feature remarks by Gary Aminoff, President of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club and First Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Republican Party; Jane Barnett, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Republican Party; Ari David, Congressional Candidate to replace Representative Henry Waxman; Michael Fell, Los Angeles Recess Rally organizer; Tony Katz, Los Angeles businessman and Tea Party leader; Robert Pedersen, President of the Westside Republican Club; and Evan Sayet, a conservative comedian and commentator.

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