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Let's get this Tea Party started; Update: DC Tea Party now at Lafayette Park

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 26, 2009 06:48 PM

It’s really on. Tomorrow, thousands of sick and tired taxpayers on the ground and online will participate in “Tea Parties” across the country. Go here for links and locations. Chuck Simmins also has a handy thumbnail guide, as does Little Miss Attila, whose list I’m reprinting below the Tea Party Twitter widget, with as many additions as I can keep up with through the night.

There are two tabs on the widget: The #teaparty live feed and my #michellemalkin twitter feed (there may be up to a 30 minute delay on updates). I’ll be on a plane tonight and (hopefully) in D.C. tomorrow to cover the Tea Party there. Party on!

***Update: DC Tea Party moved to Lafayette Party across from the White House. They just got permit…directly north of the White House on H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, NW, Washington DC***

Also added NYC Tea Party info below. Plus: Pittsburgh Tea Party postponed due to weather/permit issues. More added below…

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Washington, D.C. Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Washington, DC


Saturday, NYC City Hall Park, 2 PM-3PM

Philadelphia, PA
Friday, February 27, 2009
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Liberty Hall, Philadelphia
Devon Generally, 215-259-3868


Jackson, Mississippi Tea Party
12:00am-1:30pm (meet and greet from 11-12)
Where: On the steps of the Capital Building in Jackson
Sponsors: Friends of FreeRepublic.com and Grassfire.com
Notes: Send a clear message to State and Federal office holders regarding the recent passage of the “Porkulus Bill.” Bring flags, drinks, snacks. Bring cameras. Bring your kids.

Atlanta, GA Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Georgia State Capitol Building ~ Downtown Atlanta
206 Washington St SW

Atlanta, GA
Contact Info:

Fayetteville, NC
Friday February 27, 2009
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Liberty Point Resolves Marker
Downtown Fayetteville, Hay St.
Ralph Reagan

Shelby County, AL
12pm to 1pm
Hwy 280 at the beginning of the crest going into Chelsea at entrance to Eagle Point Neighborhood

Calera, AL Tea Party
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Hwy 280 at the entrance to Eagle Point, 1/2 mile south of Hwy 119
Calera, AL
Contact: abish1@email.phoenix.edu

Greenville, SC
Friday, February 27, 2009
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Reedy River Park – Banks of the Reedy River
West of Main Street, behind the Peace Center

Columbia, SC
no add’l details available at this time
Pls follow link for up-to-the-second

Tampa, FL Tea Party
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Federal Courthouse
801 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL
Contact: John Hendrix; mobile: 803/571-1153

Orlando, FL Tea Party
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lake Eola (across from Panera Bread)
Orlando, FL

Fort Meyers Beach, FL Tea Party
11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Bowditch Point Park
Street: 50 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Contact: katraky@gmail.com

Nashville, TN Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN


Chicago, IL Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Daley Plaza Civic Center
50 W Washington St.
Contact Info: 312/282-9310

Wichita, KS Tea Party
11:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Where to Meet: Farm Credit Bank Building
245 N. Waco
Wichita, KS
Contact: renaissancelady46@yahoo.com

Kansas City, MO Tea Party
Saturday, February 28, 2009
10:00am – Noon – Kansas City, MO
47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway K.C. MO
Kansas City, MO

St. Louis, MO Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
11:00am – 12:00pm
The Steps of Arch
Wharf Street
Saint Louis, MO

Springfield, MO Tea Party (*NCTP)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lake Springfield Park
Springfield, MO

Tulsa, OK Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
11:00am – 1:00pm
Veteran’s Park
21st & Boulder
Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma City, OK Tea Party
11:00 a.m. local time on the Capitol Steps
Notes: Our message to Congress, Repeal or Retire. Repeal–1. The Mortgage Bailout; 2. The $1 Trillion Pork-Laden Stimulus; 3. The Auto Bailout; 4. The Wall Street Bailout.

Cleveland, OH Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Public Square in Downtown Cleveland
1 Public Square

Lansing, MI
Friday, February, 27, 2009
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
State Capitol in Lansing on North Capitol Ave.
Joan: 517/282-2042
Wendy: 517/652-5855


Houston, TX Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
11:00am – 2:00pm
Fondren Green at Discovery Green Park!!! Right in front of Amphitheatre!!
Houston, TX

Ft. Worth, TX Tea Party
The Cowtown Bar & Grill
Friday, February 27, 2009
3pm to 7pm
7108 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76116
682? 817? 570-7910


Seattle, WA
Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty: A Seattle Action Network
Friday, February 27, 2009
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Westlake Park
410 Pine St., Seattle, WA

Portland, OR Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
9:00am – 10:00am
Pioneer Courthouse Square @ the corner of Broadway & Morrison (in front of the STARBUCKS)
715 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR

Denver, CO Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
10:00am – 11:00am
The East Capitol Steps
Denver, CO

Phoenix, AZ (Tempe) Tea Party
12:00 noon, Tempe Beach Park
(Meet at 11:45 a.m.)
Tempe Beach Park, west of the Mill Avenue Bridge. A parking lot is available next to the park, on Rio Salado Parkway.
Sponsors: Americans for Prosperity (AFP)
Map: http://phoenix.about.com/library/blmaptempebeachpark.htm
RSVP: infoAZ@afphq.org.
Notes: 18th-century attire welcome. Tar and feathers optional. For ideas on homemade protest signs, check out the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party site.

Sacramento, CA Tea Party
12:00 noon
California State Capitol, North Steps, L Street Sacramento
Notes: Wanna burn the stimulus bill?

San Diego, CA Tea Party
Friday, February 27, 2009
9:00am – 10:00am
Just north of the Star of India, on San Diego Bay
San Diego, CA

Los Angeles, CA
Friday, February 27, 2009
9:00am – 10:00am
Santa Monica Pier

If you can’t make it to a protest event, one Facebook user has posted the following virtual Tea Party info:

Many of us were inspired after Rick Santelli gave his speech on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange calling for a Chicago Tea Party.

There will be many events taking place across the country where people are gathering in protest of all of the spending and taxing that has been occurring lately in government. I wanted to offer an opportunity for those of us who have to work to be able to participate.

I want to encourage all of you to stage your own form of a protest at your work. Don’t do anything against your company policy that would get you disciplined or fired. Here are a few ways that you can participate:

1. Participate in the live tweeting using the #teaparty hashtag.
2. Take part in the Tea Party rally in Second Life.
3. Writing letters to the media, elected officials, etc.
4. Blogging about the Tea Party and the message behind it.
5. Bring bags of tea to work and lay them on your desk. When your co-workers ask you why, explain the reasoning behind the protest and say you are showing your support.
6. Make iced tea for the office and share the message with those you work with.

The last two on that list are things you can do at work to show support, but if you don’t feel comfortable you can still do them, but just not explain your reasoning to your co-workers if you aren’t comfortable or if you don’t work in a really accepting place.

I hope that this offers you a way to participate and I hope to “see” you there!


Update 8:03pm Eastern. About to take off. Here’s another list of events

Fort Myers, FL – Feb. 27, 11:00am – 1:30pm, Bowditch Point Park
Denver, CO – Feb. 27, 10:00am, Colorado State Capitol Building – 200 E. Colfax Ave, EAST side steps
Saint Louis, MO – Friday, February 27th, 11:00am – 12:00pm, The Steps of the Arch on Wharf Street
Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, July 4th, Santa Monica Pier, 7:00am-12:00pm
Boston, MA – Saturday, July 4th, 12:00pm, Griffin Harbor
Chicago, IL – July 4th, 7:00pm, Belmont Harbor, Lakeshore Drive
Vancouver, WA – April 18th, Lawn of Clark County Courthouse, 11am to 1pm
Kansas City, MO – Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10am – 2pm, J.C. Nichols Foundation, 47th and J.C. Nichols Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, Feb. 28th, 12:00pm, Independence Hall
Orlando, FL – Feb. 27th, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Lake Eola
Cleveland, OH – February 27, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Public Square in Downtown Cleveland
Tulsa, OK – Feb. 27, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Veterans Park, 21st and Boulder
Greenville, SC – Feb. 27th, Main Street, 6:00pm
San Diego, CA – Feb. 27th, The harbor (just north of the Star of India), 9:00am
Fort Worth, TX – Feb. 27th, Outside stage at Cowtown Bar & Grill, 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Houston, TX – Feb. 27th, 11:00am, Fondren Green at Discovery Green Park, (in front of the amphitheater)
Atlanta, GA – Friday, Feb. 27th, State Capitol (Washington Street exit), 12:00pm
Chicago, IL – Friday, Feb. 27th, 11:00am central, Daley Plaza
Washington, DC – Friday, Feb. 27th, 12:00pm, Lafayette Park
Tampa, FL – Fri. Feb 27, Noon, Federal Courthouse, 801 N Florida Ave Tampa 33602
Sarasota, FL – Fri. Feb. 27, noon, Sarasota Island Park and Marina, Bayfront (41) and Ringling

Update 2:00am Eastern 2/27. More locations…

Omaha Nebraska: 11am in front of the courthouse. 2/27

Dallas TX: 11am Victory Park. More info. 2/27

Hartford CT: 11:45 AM at the State Courthouse steps, then walking across the street to the State Capitol for 12 – 1 PM. 2/27

Buffalo NY: The Buffalo branch of the great nationwide tea party will be tomorrow, Friday, at noon at Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. The event is co-sponsored by Jill Malzer-Sinclair, President, JEM Insurance Agency Inc. and Free New York. Jill is the coordinator for the event and can be reached at (716) 903-9968.More info here.

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