For Immediate Release

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Contact: Victoria R. Coley

443.758.6077 | [email protected]


Rock Hill, SC — Today, Independent Women’s Voice announced that Tommy Pope (R-SC) has signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. Pope is a candidate for Congress in the special election in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional district.

"Tommy Pope’s decision to take the Pledge shows he gets it when it comes to health care,” said Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO of Independent Women's Voice. “This clearly demonstrates to voters his commitment to the full and complete repeal of ObamaCare.”

“Tommy understands the harm that ObamaCare has already caused through increased premiums and costs, and a decreasing quality of care,” added Higgins. “ObamaCare means bigger government. It means less freedom. It means people have less choice and control in their health care decisions. And all of this will continue to grow worse if ObamaCare isn’t turned back.”

“All across South Carolina’s 5th District, I hear from voters about the harmful effects of ObamaCare," said Pope. "Whether it’s families facing skyrocketing premiums, or business owners who want to create new jobs but can’t afford to, the burdens of this disastrous legislation are clear. I have faced those same burdens in my own small business. I've proudly signed the Repeal Pledge because if elected to Congress, I will work with President Trump to repeal the failed experiment that is ObamaCare." 

"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," continued Higgins.  "With this commitment, Tommy Pope passes that test."

The Repeal Pledge is a project of Independent Women's Voice, a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit


Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) fights for women and families by expanding support for policy and political campaigns that advance prosperity, freedom, and greater choices. IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women's Forum.