On September 10, 2013, Tea Party Patriots hosted a rally on the west lawn of the US Capitol to protest the congressional exemption from Obamacare. Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and over a dozen other congressmen shared their position on the exemption and their expectations on defunding Obamacare to members of Congress over the recess break.
Exempt America Rally 2013
Tea Party Patriots created a website at ExemptAmerica.com to promote the rally and invite others to sign up and join.
News articles and reports
Paul, Lee, Cruz to headline Obamacare defunding rally The Washington Post August 26, 2013
Paul, Cruz plan anti-Obamacare rally Politico August 26, 2013
Washington, DC to see rally to “exempt” America from Obamacare The Maine Wire August 27, 2013
Lawmakers, Activists Rally at Capitol to ‘Exempt America’ from Obamacare Red Alert Politics September 10, 2013
Republicans split over push to defund Obamacare The Business Journals September 10, 2013
Defund ObamaCare Rally Richmond Times-Dispatch September 4, 2013
Hundreds Rally Against Obamacare The Washington Free Beacon August 30, 2013