(Washington D.C.) – Following state Sen. Lee Zeldin's GOP primary victory in New York's 1st congressional district, Independent Women’s Voice President and CEO Heather R. Higgins released the following statement:

“Congratulations to state Sen. Lee Zeldin on his victory in the New York 1st congressional district GOP primary. Zeldin's victory is tremendously good news for all Americans who have had enough of ObamaCare's damage to our health care system and want reforms that put power back in the hands of patients and doctors. That's because Zeldin was the only candidate in NY-01 that signed the Repeal Pledge, a true demonstration that he is committed to repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with patient-centered reforms.

"Independent Women's Voice is thrilled to see the results of this race, and all Americans should take heart that, with more victories like this one, we can send enough Representatives to Washington who are truly committed to positive change that we can turn our country around and create the health care system that we all deserve."

The Repeal Pledge advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted in early 2010. The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won't actually take action.

Signers of the Repeal Pledge believe that this law cannot be "fixed" and that stopping its implementation and ultimately repealing it are necessary first steps to ensure that citizens and their doctors, not government bureaucrats, have choice and control over their health care, and that medical care in our country becomes more affordable and available.
For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit TheRepealPledge.com.

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Independent Women’s Voice is a 501 (c) (4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families.  IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women’s Forum.