For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2016
Contact: Celia Meyer
Independent Women's Voice Congratulates Lloyd Smucker on PA-16 Victory
Washington, DC) – Responding to Lloyd Smucker's victory in the race for Pennsylvania's 16th District Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) President and CEO Heather Higgins tonight issued the following statement:
“Five weeks ago, Bill Clinton said ObamaCare is ‘the craziest thing in the world’ and voters must agree.
“We’re pleased that Lloyd Smucker signed IWV’s ObamaCare Repeal Pledge to show his commitment to overturning this monstrosity, and we’re thrilled to congratulate Smucker on his victory in Pennsylvania.

“Those who said ObamaCare no longer matters to voters are self-deluded. The more people experience its negative effects the more they dislike it—and rightly so. 

“Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), IWV’s sister organization, launched health care issue education initiatives in Pennsylvania before voters headed to the polls. They included critical information on ObamaCare, so that citizens could make more informed decisions on the issue.
“We’re glad to see IWF’s efforts to inform the American people about the health care law were successful in expanding the population that recognizes how ObamaCare is increasingly harmful, costly and counterproductive.
“The American people are tired of candidates who say one thing on the stump, then act differently when they get to DC. That’s why the Repeal Pledge matters to voters, and why candidates who support real reform, like Lloyd, sign the Repeal Pledge.

“ObamaCare has never been popular with the American people—whether in polls or at the ballot box. The ObamaCare Repeal Pledge was created as a trusted shorthand for candidates to show constituents their commitment to undoing this damaging law and creating a better system that helps all Americans.  The power of this issue and this pledge was seen again tonight in Pennsylvania."
IWV advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This victory moves us one step closer to better health care in this country.  Congratulations and welcome to Washington Lloyd Smucker!
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For interviews with Heather Higgins or others spokeswomen of Independent Women's Voice, please contact Celia Meyer at [email protected].

Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families dedicated to promoting limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. 
Celia Meyer | Communications Associate
Independent Women's Voice | 
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