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published Make Health Reform a Priority in Take Action 2018-01-15 20:44:27 -0500

Make Health Reform a Priority

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Rick Santorum & Patriot Voices PAC endorses Seth Leibsohn

Rick Santorum and Patriot Voices PAC are pleased to endorse Seth Leibsohn for Arizona Congressional District 9, which is an open seat. Seth is a long-time friend and former staff member. You can get to know him from his books or his career in radio or his work in substance abuse prevention or in the think tank community. We urge you to check out more of his biography at his website: Seth4Congress.com.

"I first met Seth when he was working with Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick at their think tank, Empower America," said Rick Santorum. "We later worked together when I was the guest host of Bill Bennett’s radio show and I hired him to be my policy director for my run for President in 2012. I know Seth to not only be a highly articulate and intelligent conservative but delight in the idea he could now help flip a Democratic seat in Arizona to a Republican seat."

As Dennis Prager recently put it on his radio show,“Seth is the kind of conservative that has great appeal in a district that is not exactly liberal and not exactly conservative.” A man of great principle and conviction, who knows how to communicate our message and whose passions are our country and its children, we heartily endorse Seth and ask you to help his candidacy out any way you can. Again, you can learn more, and contribute to his campaign at Seth4Congress.com.


An open letter to President Donald J. Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan

As you plan your 2018 legislative agenda, we strongly recommend that you keep health care as a top priority.

We applaud your success in repealing one of the most despised parts of Obamacare—the individual mandate fines—but millions of Americans are still suffering under the many other provisions of the 2010 health overhaul that remain on the books.

Americans need relief, and we believe they will hold their representatives accountable at the polls this November.

The efforts you put into repealing and replacing Obamacare last year were heroic. But the challenges are great.

 


published Blue Collar Conservative in News 2018-01-04 18:03:33 -0500

Read the book that inspired President Trump's working family policies:

Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works Hardcover – April 28, 2014

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by Rick Santorum (Author)

“In the summer of 2014, Trump asked me to stop by his office the next time I was in Manhattan... When we walked into his office, he was sitting behind his desk holding a copy of my book Blue Collar Conservatives that I had published that spring. The first thing he said was, 'I read your book.'

I laughed. 'The hell you read my book.'

Trump shot back, 'I did; it was great!'

So I quizzed him on the message in my book – that the great middle of America was hollowing out as a  result of big-government policies that were helping the elites but leaving blue-collar families behind. And     to my great surprise, Trump passed my test with flying colors.

We discussed the problems facing Middle America – specifically the implications of unfettered globalization  on American manufacturing and its effect on wages for blue-collar families.

The real estate mogul not only got it, he was as upset as I was that these families were being left behind. He said he might run for president and, if he did, he wanted to take that message to the American voter – and did he ever.”
—Rick Santorum, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“This is a serious book… [Rick Santorum] has seen ghost towns (including some in his home state) where trade policies, in his opinion, have hurt more than helped the economy. Therein lies a big part of Mr. Santorum’s recipe for GOP success: Campaigns should emphasize jobs and the needs of the employee…”
The Washington Times

"In Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works, Santorum urges the Republican Party to refocus on working Americans.”
U.S. News & World Report


Before Donald Trump successfully mobilized millions of blue collar Americans with his campaign to reclaim America, Rick Santorum was trying to convince his fellow Republicans that it was time to return to the party’s original values: the values of “blue collar conservatives.”

In this powerful book that helped inspire President-Elect Trump’s winning message to voters, Santorum calls out Republican establishment leaders for pandering to business owners at the expense of everyone else. Republicans need to regain the trust of the hard-working members of every family, church, and community across America whose most immediate problems are lack of jobs and opportunity. No more pandering. No more ignoring those left behind by globalization. No more broken promises to the frustrated middle class.

We're entering a brand new era of conservative politics—and Rick Santorum's Blue Collar Conservatives shows us the way forward.


Rick Santorum & Patriot Voices PAC endorse Matt Dean for Governor of Minnesota

Minnesota is on the cusp of electing a governor who will help shape the state in truly transformational times. Who will that be? I am supporting Matt Dean, and I encourage you to as well.

In his time in the legislature, Matt has been an unwavering pro-life champion by defending those most vulnerable; the unborn, the disabled and the elderly. Matt has consistently led the effort to honor life from conception to natural death.


Watch Sept 13th Senate Press Conference with former Sen. Rick Santorum & U.S. Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller & Johnson

Media Advisory:
US Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, September 13th at 11:30 a.m. ET regarding the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to reform health care.

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Breitbart: Rick Santorum’s Healthcare Plans Could Revive Obamacare Repeal Effort

The new effort led by former Sen. Rick Santorum could revive the prospect of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Breitbart News released an exclusive interview with Santorum on his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare by block granting the Affordable Care Act to the states, allowing local governments to create healthcare systems that work best for the local populations. Santorum’s plan, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Dean Heller (R-NV), would also eliminate Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate.

Adam Slavitt, Obama Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) administrator, said that the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill remains “the most significant threat to repeal ACA. Trump is bullying the Senate to take it up.”

Sen. Rick Santorum told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that the Graham-Cassidy bill idea would “put a stake in the heart of single-payer health care.”

Read the rest here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/24/santorums-healthcare-plans-revive-obamacare-repeal-effort/


published Pass Health Care Reform! in Take Action 2017-08-01 16:12:49 -0400

Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum to receive the Saint Pio Award in Arlington, VA, on May 21, 2017

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the “Saint Pio Award Ceremony,” which will take place at the Parish Hall of the Saint Anne Roman Catholic Church (5300 North 10th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22205) on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 6:30P.M.

The Saint Pio Award was established to recognize the selfless and outstanding contributions of those individuals who have served as extraordinary examples in “providing relief from suffering to those in need.” The Saint Pio Award will be conferred on Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum and Father John Enzler, President and CEO of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Event's special guest will be the Hollywood Actor Joe Mantegna.

Read more about this special event here:http://www.saintpiofoundation.org/event/spac-arlington/


Princeton: Santorum discusses degradation of traditional American values

The Princetonian

By Alexander Stangl | Apr 18, 2017

On Tuesday, former U.S. Representative and Senator Rick Santorum discussed the degradation of “traditional American values." Santorum noted that one particular value – freedom – is equally important for both members of the Left and Right, especially among modern youth.

According to Santorum, the manner by which the United States both conceptualizes and celebrates freedom is what sets the United States apart from other nations. He noted that Americans' unique view of freedom has been a key driver of the United States' rise to the status of world power. In particular, Santorum stressed the origin of rights. Santorum noted that, unlike in other nations, the rights of Americans come from “Judeo-Christian values,” upon which, he argued, Western civilization was founded. 

“Rights don’t come from government,” Santorum said, referencing the U.S. Declaration of Independence. “They come from God.” 


published Founding Documents 2017-01-04 12:08:34 -0500

Founding Documents

 

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

This was adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, it passed on July 2, 1776 and was signed on July 4, 1776. This announced the unanimous decision of the thirteen colonies to separate from Great Britain and become a sovereign nation.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Read the rest here.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This is the supreme law of the land that was drafted by James Madison and ratified in 1789. It has been amended twenty seven times. It lays out how the federal government is divided into three equal branches: the legislature with a bicameral Congress; the executive with a President; and the judicial with the Supreme Court and other courts.

According to the United States Senate: "The Constitution's first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments.”

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Read the rest here.


signed Made in the USA 2016-11-23 15:56:01 -0500

Take the Patriot Voices Made in the USA Christmas Challenge!

Did you know that a large percentage of our Christmas gift dollars go to manufacturing companies overseas? That’s right. Many of the gifts that end up under the Christmas tree are manufactured in other countries.

This Christmas season, millions of hard-working American families, who count on their jobs in the manufacturing sector are struggling to make ends meet.  Patriot Voices is committed to changing that! In support of the manufacturing and small business communities, we are launching our 3rd Annual Made in the USA Christmas Challenge. 

As a part of this effort, we are asking you during your holiday gift buying to make a concerted effort to buy as many items as possible that are “Made in the USA”.  Let’s support American companies and American-made products at the checkout counter. 

You can help turn things around this season by taking the Patriot Voices Made in the USA Christmas Challenge. 

When you head out shopping on Black Friday, take a look at your gift-giving budget and decide to purchase as many of your gifts as possible from US Manufacturers.  It’s that simple!

And be sure and support Small Business Saturday on November 28th to help the small business owners in your community!

Add your name to the challenge, and let’s make this a Red White and Blue Christmas!

153 signatures

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Become a Volunteer

Patriot Voices needs your help! If you are interested in volunteering with our organization, please complete the form below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you for adding your voice!


signed Honoring Our Veterans 2016-11-11 08:05:45 -0500

72 your name!s

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signed Protect 2nd Amendment 2016-06-16 10:58:06 -0400

5,674 signatures

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To: All members of the 114th United States Congress

I, the undersigned, a lover of liberty, an American patriot, and defender of the right to bear arms, do hereby implore you, our elected representatives, to protect our Second Amendment rights and stop efforts aimed at "universal background checks."

Recent incidents of heartbreaking gun violence have brought the issue of gun safety into the spotlight.  Putting further restrictions on law abiding citizen-gun owners is not the answer.

We have gun laws in place, we need to work hard to enforce existing laws, not create new laws that do nothing to deter criminals and madmen.

The Second Amendment was drafted to protect our First Amendment rights, and according to my First Amendment right to petition, I expect review of this request, and will hold you accountable for your response to it.

Finally, I do hereby pledge to stand with Patriot Voices and conservative patriots nationwide in support of the Second Amendment and against efforts to implement "universal background checks."


Letter to Obama to call ISIS activity genocide

rotator-10-14-Stop-Genocide.jpgLet’s make it clear to President Obama that Americans do care about fighting ISIS and want the United States to do everything it can to stop them and to protect Christians, Yezidis and others being targeted.

We all know that President Obama loves to work with the United Nations, so it is perfect timing to have him ask the U.N. Security Counsel to adopt a resolution calling this genocide.  Once that would occur, all sorts of support would be available to stop the genocide, help the victims and the International Criminal Court would try the perpetrators.  

Sign our letter to President Obama to call this genocide and recommend that the United Nations adopt a resolution doing the same.

930 signatures

Dear President Obama,

In Syria, ISIS recently crucified a dozen Christians, but not before torturing them (including a 12 year old boy) and publicly raping the women. ISIS has announced plans to executive another 180 Christians later this week.

In Iraq, ISIS rounded up all the Yezidis in the village of Sinjar, killed the men and older women, and then sold the women and children to fighters in Iraq and Syria as sex slaves.

A recent article in The New York Times said “Now ISIS is looking to eradicate Christians and other minorities altogether.”  They quote the President’s own Ambassador at large for religious freedom David Saperstein, “Everyone has seen the forced conversions, crucifixions and beheadings.  To see these communities, primarily Christians, but also the Yezidis and others, persecuted in large numbers is deeply alarming.”

This is genocide. It clearly fits the definition of genocide found in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 

I am writing to ask you to call this genocide and recommend that the United Nations adopt a resolution doing the same.

I want the United States to do everything it can to stop ISIS and to protect Christians, Yezidis and others being targeted.

Please, ask the U.N. Security Counsel to adopt a resolution calling this genocide.  Once that occurs, all sorts of support would be available to stop the genocide, help the victims and the International Criminal Court would try the perpetrators.  


signed REFORM OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NOW 2015-10-01 13:13:56 -0400

Reform Our Immigration System Now!

652 signatures

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REFORM OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NOW

With the election of Donald Trump, we are finally hopeful that there will be sensible immigration reform for our country.

Since Congress has yet to have the courage to produce a bill we could wholeheartedly endorse, we are making suggestions for what we want a future bill to to look like. 

Patriot Voices chairman Rick Santorum offered an immigration plan last year that we believe makes the most sense and we hope President-elect Trump includes these important provisions in his plan.

Here are the highlights::

  • End President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants who have been here longer than 5 years

  • End birthright citizenship for those who are born here to illegal immigrants.

  • Withhold federal funds from cities that offer safe haven to illegal immigrants.

  • Implement e-verify for all businesses to ensure that employers who hire illegal immigrants are held accountable.

  • Implement a tracking system that monitors every immigrant who comes into this country, and would also keep track of when they have overstayed their time.  Those who violate the law will be penalized with fines and possible deportation.

This plan offers the most reasonable solution to our immigration challenges.  If you agree that this is the right approach to fix our immigration system, then add your name below.


signed Common Core 2015-01-18 10:59:03 -0500

4,543 signatures


Our country’s education system is not working. Even those who created Common Core agree that our public education system is flawed, but the problem is that Common Core advocates decided the answer was more government control and intervention. They got it so wrong.

More government control and intervention will not help our children gain a better education. 

  • The federal government should not be involved in creating standards that are implemented by our states. Instead, parents, teachers, school districts and local communities should be making these important decisions for our children.
  • Our children need to finish school with both the values and the knowledge to work hard, serve their community and prosper. Those ideals won’t come from the federal government, Common Core, No Child Left Behind, or even from standards being set at the state level. This will happen when parents have control over the education of their children.
  • With Common Core we see a loss of parental and local control, the waste of millions of dollars, a move towards a nationalized curriculum, and pre-k through college data mining.   
  • We need a broad movement to put parents back in charge of the educational system, and fighting Common Core and other top-down education reforms is a good start in the right direction.

If you agree that Common Core is wrong for our kids, wrong for our schools and wrong for our country, then add your name below.  

Let's fight for parental control in education!


To learn more about Common Core, here are some excellent resources:

 


 

 


Stop Government Hypocrisy: Sign Our Petition!

6,325 signatures

Those who represent us in Washington are suggesting that they – the very ones who passed Obamacare – are finding ways to weasel their way out of having to follow that law.

This is absurd and an example of government hypocrisy:  Do as I say, but not as I do.

Patriot Voices is compiling a petition to present to Congress to tell them that exempting themselves from Obamacare is wrong, hypocritical and a slap in the face to our democratic process. Add your name below to those who want to stop government hypocrisy!


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