(Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti)
Tons of groups and individuals are stepping up to the plate in the wake of last week’s anti-stimulus/anti-entitlement protests and the call for a nationwide Tea Party.
PJTV’s clearinghouse for protests is here.
The New American Tea Party page from “a coalition of citizens and organizations concerned about the recent trend of fiscal recklessness in government…dedicated to the Washington, D.C. effort specifically sponsored by the American Spectator, the Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity, and the Young Conservatives Coalition” is here.
Glenn Reynolds has good round-ups of the Overland Park, KS protest over the weekend organized by mm.com commenter Huskergirl Amanda Grosserode (congrats on a fabulous turnout!) and here’s some advice from a media producer. Yes, it’s good to be prepared — but I would caution against taking too much advice from the “professionals.” It’s the grass-roots nature of these events that make them so compelling. Too much “professional” advice will turn them into…mealy-mouthed GOP Beltway press conferences.
From reader George S., this is my favorite Overland Park KS protest pic:
And my second fave:
Good blog report from Kansas Meadowlark here.
A nice pic of Amanda:
There will be another protest in Kansas City, Mo. next Saturday 2/28 with a march to Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office.
If you can’t find an event listed at one of the many sites above, start your own.
One person can make a difference.
Get your “Tea Party” swag. Business is booming. At least Obama stimulated something…
Leslie from Team Sarah asked me to post this for Louisiana folks:
“Tea Party” and “Anti-Pork” Protest Rally in Lafayette, Louisiana
Time: March 7, 2009 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Veterans Park, 200 Feu Follett Road, Lafayette
Organized By: Leslie A.
Team Sarah Louisiana and Louisiana Resistance to Host “Tea Party” and “Anti-Pork” Rally in Lafayette
Lafayette, LA, February 24, 2009—Team Sarah Louisiana and its affiliate group, Louisiana Resistance, will host a “Tea Party“ and “Anti-Pork” protest rally on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at 1:00 pm in Veterans Park, 200 Feu Follett Road, in Lafayette.
The rally is for the purpose of protesting the massive, 787 billion dollar “porkulus” legislation just passed that will bankrupt the country and incur massive new debt for generations of Americans.
Attendees are encouraged to create signs and personal symbols expressing their outrage at this unprecedented waste of taxpayer dollars and violation of the public trust.
Team Sarah (www.teamsarah.org) is a diverse coalition of Americans dedicated to advancing the values Sarah Palin represents in the political process. Team Sarah has gained over 65,000 members nationwide since its inception in the fall of 2008. Louisiana Resistance (www.resist.net) is the Louisiana arm of the Patriotic Resistance, another idea-based network for battling the Obama agenda. For more information, call 337-258-8852 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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