The "Hands Off Our Health Care" bus tour that made several stops in eastern Carolina last week resulted in over 12,000 people from NC signing the Americans for Prosperity Patients First petition during the six-day bus tour.
The bus traveled 1,370 miles across North Carolina making 30 stops in six days, urging constituent action against a government takeover of health care.
Dallas Woodhouse, state director of Americans for Prosperity and Patients First, says an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 calls were generated to the offices of Senator Kay Hagan asking her to oppose any public option and/or higher taxes in any health care bill.
Woodhouse says, "Thousands of hard working tax paying citizens showed up at our events to voice their opposition to the plans in Congress that puts health care in the hands of government bureaucrats. At every stop people had horror stories about their day-to-day interactions with government bureaucracies and they do not want to deal with that when it comes time to go to the doctor."