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The “pink slips” being sent to members of Congress, warning them to abandon Washington’s massive spending programs, new energy taxes under “cap-and-trade” and nationalized health care, have surged past 5 million, but supporters of the program say they need to keep coming.

Janet Porter, founder and president of Faith2Action and one of the organizers behind the “pink slips” campaign, was at a news conference today in Washington where U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Steve King, R-Iowa; and Trent Franks, R-Ariz., hailed the effort as an innovative new vehicle for the American people to express themselves to members of Congress.

Bachmann said it’s clear the message – delivered through a stack of “pink slips” now standing approximately five feet high in congressional offices – is getting through. “They are hearing us, even those who don’t want to hear. They’re still listening,” she told WND. “Those who are on the fence, this may give them the courage to stand up to the arm-twisting.” “They’re talking about it, but they’re only talking about it behind closed doors and in the elevators as they go up and down and in very whispered tones,” Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., said. “Because, what you hear are people saying, ‘How many of those did you get or how many people came to your office today? And what are you going to do and how are you going to vote on this?'”

The “pink slips” remind members of Congress they actually work for the taxpayers and list four governmental plans that are unacceptable:

* government health care
* cap and trade
* “hate crimes”
* any more spending

“If you vote for any of these, your real pink slip will be issued in the next election,” it warns.

The pink slips already received, if stacked vertically, would be approximately three times as tall as the Washington Monument and surpass the Sears Tower in Chicago. In the first week, suppliers of paper reported the campaign had completely tapped the nation’s reserves of 8.5 x 11 inch pink paper. As the last full pallet of pink paper was delivered to the printer, new supplies had to be ordered and manufactured.

Click here to send your own Pink Slips to Congress!

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