Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jeff Cohen
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Governor George Pataki Announces Formation of Revere America

-- Organization Dedicated to Advancing Common Sense Public Policies Rooted in Freedom and Free Markets --

-- First up: National Petition Drive to Repeal, Reform, Replace ObamaCare --

-- Former Governor George Pataki (R-NY) announced today the formation of Revere America -- a new organization dedicated to advancing common sense public policies rooted in freedom and free markets.

Pataki, who will serve as Chairman of Revere America, also announced that the organization's first project will be a national petition drive to gather the signature of one million Americans who want to repeal, reform and replace ObamaCare with the responsible reforms our healthcare system needs and that the American people want.

Pataki is expected to formally launch Revere America and kick-off its national petition drive at an event in Boston on April 18 -- the 235th Anniversary of Paul Revere's ride.  Following that event, Pataki will immediately embark on a cross-country tour that will ultimately take the Revere America petition drive to all 50 states.

Pataki said:

"235 years ago Paul Revere embarked on his historic ride warning the people that their freedom was in danger. The people joined together. They defeated liberty's enemies. Our unwavering commitment to freedom has been the cornerstone of a nation that has prospered and flourished.

"In recent years, that has changed in alarming ways. Washington's liberal elite have enacted one policy after the next that are chipping away at our precious freedoms and which threaten to change the very essence of America.

"Revere America is being launched to counter the forces of liberalism by advancing common sense public policies rooted in our traditions of freedom and free markets, and that will once again make America secure and prosperous for generations to come.

"The recently enacted government takeover of health care is perhaps the most egregious example of an unfettered power grab by Washington Liberals in our history.

"Despite overwhelming opposition from Americans across every walk of life, Washington trampled on the Constitution. Washington ignored the people. The people are angry. They are worried. They want this law repealed.

"Revere America will help the people make their voices heard by collecting one million signatures of those who want to repeal, reform and replace ObamaCare with the responsible reforms our healthcare system needs and that the country wants.

"We live in a country where our traditions and principles matter. In the spirit of Paul Revere and the countless other patriots who helped make America the greatest nation on earth, I am honored to announce the coming launch of Revere America."

Editors Note: The first stops of Revere America and Governor's Pataki multi-state tour will be announced in the coming days.

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