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The People Speak — Will Congress Listen?

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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 by Deb Phillips | 2 Comments 

PROTESTING THE DEMOCRATIC HEALTH-CARE BILL: I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 20, 2010, and photographing the “Kill the Bill” Tea Party rally that was held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The purpose of the rally was to entreat members of the House not to pass the Senate’s health-care legislation.

When I initially published this post on Sunday evening (3/21/10), the U.S. House of Representatives was scheduled to vote a few hours later on the passage of the Senate’s bill. Unfortunately, that bill passed late that same night.

This article includes only a few select photos of the 3/20/10 “Kill the Bill” Tea Party rally. Check out ADDITIONAL PHOTOS via the links at the BOTTOM of this article.

Citizens Passionately Entreat Congress to Listen to Them

A sign, "Listen to Me!" is raised by a protester at a Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

The sign "Listen to Me!" is raised by a citizen at a Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

Thousands gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol to protest against the Democrats' proposed health-care legislation.

Thousands of citizens gathered on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to protest the Democrats' proposed health-care legislation.

One of the many signs brought by rally participants read "I Want You to Foot the Bill."

One of many signs lifted by rally participants addresses the exorbitant costs mandated in the Democrats' health-care legislation.

A woman holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution at the health-care protest rally.

A young woman standing at the front of the Tea Party rally holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution, reflecting the view of many that the proposed health-care legislation violates the Constitution.

Doctors express their opposition to Congress' health-care bill.

Doctors publicly express their opposition to the Democrats' proposed health-care legislation.

A sign showing George Washington saying, "Kill the Bill."

"Kill the Bill" — Many citizens believe our country's Founders would be vehemently opposed to the massive government expansion and intrusions mandated by the health-care reform bill.

Tea Party rally protesters were prevented by Capitol Hill police from crossing the street to enter the Rayburn House Office Building.

American citizens were prevented by Capitol Hill police from crossing the street to enter the Rayburn House Office Building.

Citizens were prevented from entering the Rayburn House Office Building.

Despite the police line, a large contingent of citizens were able to storm the front of the Rayburn House Office Building, though most were denied entrance.

Americans wait outside the front doors OF the Rayburn House Office Building. A "Don't Tread on Me" sign is waved overhead.

A huge crowd of Americans in front of the Rayburn House Office Building chanted sentiments against the health-care reform legislation, appropriately represented by the "Don't Tread of Me" flag waved above them by a fellow citizen.

Visit the Photo Gallery

The edited collection of 145 images is available for online viewing in the 03/20/10 Washington, DC Tea Party photo gallery. Just CLICK on the “Slideshow” link on the gallery’s menu bar, and then sit back and enjoy a view of the Tea Party movement that’s been denied by the mainstream media.

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About Deb Phillips
Deb Phillips is a freelance photographer and writer based in Lewisville, NC (USA). In addition to reviewing Deb's documentary coverage here at 912Photos.com, check out her inspirational photo blog at LewisvillePhotos.com and her personal photo portfolio at Deb Phillips Photography, where Art & Life Converge.

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2 Responses to “The People Speak — Will Congress Listen?”
  1. Mary Ann Stone says:

    Hey Deb,

    Fantastic job, as usual. I think Bill O’Reilly should feature you as an an all caps PATRIOT! mas

  2. Deb Phillips says:

    Thanks, Mary Ann! I’m just trying to do what I can do, for these are “times that try men’s (and women’s) souls.”

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