Nationwide Tea Parties are going to be taking place on April 15th. What is the purpose of the Tea Parties and how did they start? Below is a description of the movement from the Tax Day Website:
The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and many other online groups/coalitions.
The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.
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Right here in Kansas City there will be protests on both the Missouri and Kansas sides. The Missouri one's official media sponsor is News Radio and Chris Stigall will be the main speaker. The list of other speakers includes yours truly. Here are all the details:
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: In front of Union Station and Liberty Memorial
Street: 30 W Pershing Rd
City/Town: Kansas City, MO
Our official media sponsor, News Radio 710, and Chris Stigall will be live at the Tea Party!
Other speakers include:
Mike Ferguson, Libertarian Party;
Blogger Dee Vantuyl;
Columnist Hearne Christopher;
Americans for Prosperity;
Rob Williard, Club for Growth;
Associated Builders and Contractors;
Michelle Davis, member of American Family Association;
Staff from Congressman Sam Graves' office;
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd;
Laurel Morton, TeenPact
Tea Party Links:
KC Tax Day Tea Party Blog (Missouri)
Tax Day Tea Party Missouri
Tax Day Tea Party Kansas
Kansas City Tea Party Blog (Kansas)