WASHINGTON (CNN) – Get ready for the battle of the dueling health care reform bus tours, again!
As the "Tea Party Express" continues its cross country caravan to rally people against President Barack Obama's health care proposals, Organizing for America is announcing Tuesday the extension of its "Health Insurance Reform Now: Lets Get It Done" bus tour.
Organizing for America, which was formed out of the Obama presidential campaign, is now a wing of the Democratic National Committee.
The group says the next leg of their tour to promote getting health insurance reform done this year will kick off Wednesday night, with hundreds of watch parties across the county during the president's prime time speech on health care to a joint session of Congress. Following the watch parties, OFA says the bus tour head will head from Atlanta to Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Utah and will end in Las Vegas.
Their events look like a flashback to the Obama presidential campaign. Except for one thing - no Obama. Instead of a candidate to sell, there's a message of health insurance reform now is scrawled on the side of their bus.
OFA says the first leg of their bus tour, which ran from August 26 through September 3, hit ten cities and attracted 12,000 supporters. This next leg follows a two-week period where OFA held over 2,000 events in support of reform.
The "Tea Party Express" kicked off its nationwide bus tour in Sacramento on August 28, and is scheduled to be in Michigan Tuesday. Their caravan concludes Saturday in the nation's capitol, as they join in what's being billed as a taxpayer march on Washington.
– CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta contributed to this report