Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care law are planning to rally on Capitol Hill a week from Tuesday as the Supreme Court takes up whether the legislation is unconstitutional.
Grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is organizing its “Hands Off My Health Care” rally in Washington, D.C. on March 27. (RELATED: Full coverage of the health care law)
It’ll feel like a reunion of the tea party protests of 2009 and 2010: Speakers will include Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.
Levi Russell, a spokesman for AFP, told The Daily Caller that the group is also helping to organize rallies in other states. They will broadcast them on the group’s Facebook page.
“This will definitely be a nationwide event, not just something for Capitol Hill,” Russell said in a recent interview.
Both the Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Express — two well-known tea party organizations — are also participating in the gathering, as are other groups.
The D.C. rally will be held at the Upper Senate Park at 1 p.m.
The tea partiers likely won’t be the only ones rallying: The New York Times reported that the Obama administration has asked allies to coordinate “plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.”